Billboard #1 Hits: #540: ‘Islands In The Stream’- Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. October 29, 1983. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single:’ Islands In The Stream’- Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
- Record Company-RCA
- Genre: Country Pop
- Written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb
- Time: 4:08
- B-side:’I Will Always Love You’
- Album-Eyes That See In The Dark
- Grade: B
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #7 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia, Austria, Canada.
There was a backlash in the 80’s against the Bee Gees but that didn’t mean they went into hiding- they kept writing hit songs but for other artists. They wrote this one for Marvin Gaye originally in an R&B style but was changed for a Kenny Rogers album. This was the second #1 for both Rogers and Parton. Duets were popular in this era- there would be 3 #1 hits that were duets in 1983.