BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #540: ‘ISLANDS IN THE STREAM’- KENNY ROGERS AND DOLLY PARTON -OCTOBER 29, 1983

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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.

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