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Dolly Parton Songs - Free Download Top 10 Classic Songs by Dolly Parton

Last updated: 2017-11-20 | Eva C Levy
Dolly Parton songs

She is the most honored female country performer of all time.

She has conquered the worlds of books, television, and movies and so on.

She was known primarily for her work in country music.

She is Dolly Parton, a wonderful artist as we know.

Dolly Parton has taken on music career for more than 50 years!!!

What’s the button line?

Today, we will make a list of top 10 Dolly Parton songs for everyone loved her.

No more wait! Let’s get down to the business now!

1. Islands in the Stream

“Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong”

“Islands in the Stream” was sung by American country music artists Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. The song peaked at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, earning both Rogers and Parton their 2nd pop No.1 hit. Also, the song topped CMT’s poll of the best country duets of all time in 2015.

Sung by the Queen and King of country music, this song can’t be fabulous any more.

It’s as if they were born to sing with each other and no one could be taken place. Probably this is one of the most classic one of Dolly, right?

2. Jolene

“Your beauty is beyond compare
With flaming locks of auburn hair
With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green”

“Jolene” was released in October 1973 as the first single and title track from her album of the same name. It reached No.1 on the US Country Songs (Billboard). The song eventually earned Parton a Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance in 2016.

This song represents the pain so well that everyone had probably experienced when you feel that you are losing your love to someone else. And this earnest plea to the other woman makes this song became a career song for Parton.

3. 9 to 5

“9 to 5, yeah they got you where they want you
There’s a better life, and you dream about it, don’t you
It’s a rich man’s game no matter what they call it
And you spend your life puttin’ money in his wallet”

“9 to 5” was released as a single in November 1980. The song earned Parton the awards for “Best Country Song” and “Best Country Vocal Performance, Female”. It went to No.1 both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Adult Contemporary chart in 1981.

The song’s title was a tribute to all who slaved away too many hours for too little pay. It’s ironic because working 9 to 5 is not living. So stop what you’re doing, just enjoy this song now!

4. I Will Always Love You

“I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of
And I wish you joy and happiness
But above all this I wish you love”

“I Will Always Love You” was originally written and recorded in 1973 by American singer-songwriter, Dolly Parton. The song reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart twice in its history. As for the version of Whitney Houston, it also won lots of awards.

There are two version of this song. Whitney’s version sounds more powerful but Dolly’s version is more emotional and you can actually feel the emotions in her voice. They are sung wonderfully and they are both likeable for different reasons.

5. Here You Come Again

“Here you come again
Just when I’m about to make it work without you
You look into my eyes and lie those pretty lies
And pretty soon I’m wond’rin how I came to doubt you”

“Here You Come Again” topped the U.S. country singles chart for 5 weeks, and won the 1979 Grammy award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. It also reached No.3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No.1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles.

When I listen to this song, I feel that Dolly’s beautiful voice comes right from the chest, and then to my heart. Dolly creates a rainbow bridge of words for us in this song.

6. Coat of Many Colors

“Momma sewed the rags together
Sewing every piece with love
She made my coat of many colors
That I was so proud of”

“Coat of Many Colors” is a title song which Parton has described as her favorite of all the songs she’s ever written. The song peaked at No.4 on the U.S. country singles charts and No.15 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks.

There is no doubt that this Dolly Parton song’s lyrics were meaningful. What moved me most is how she honored and acknowledged her mom. A voice without any skill and told the story, which was simple but moving.

7. The Bargain Store

“Take these old used memories from the past
And these broken dreams and plans that didn’t last
I’ll trade them for a future, I can’t use them anymore
I’ve wasted love, but I still have some more”

“The Bargain Store” was released in January 1975 as the first single and title track from the album The Bargain Store. Commercially, the song has reached No.1 on the US Hot Country Songs (Billboard) and No.3 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks.

The lyrics were all about the emotional wear and tear of previous relationships, and how they are not going to hold her back from pursuing a new love.

8. Rockin’ Years

“I’ll be your friend, I’ll be your lover
Until the end, there’ll be no other
‘Cause my heart has only room for one”

“Rockin’ Years” was released in February 1991 as a duet by American country music artists Dolly Parton and Ricky Van Shelton. The song reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart, giving Parton her 23rd No.1.

There is no dying that this song is suitable for a wedding. And I think there are many music lover still seek for songs like this no matter how many pop music dominates the air.

9. Love Is Like A Butterfly

“Love is like a butterfly
As soft and gentle as a sigh
The multicolored moods of love are like its satin wings
Love makes your heart feel strange inside”

“Love Is Like a Butterfly” was released in August 1974 as the first single and title track from the album Love Is Like a Butterfly. The song has peaked at No.1 on the US Hot Country Songs (Billboard), No.5 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard).

It is a beautiful song which takes you down that lovely “memory lane.” She sings this song like a little girl. Songs like this make me so happy! What about you?

10. Two Doors Down

“Two doors down there’s a heartache
That once was my friend
Two doors down there’s a memory
That won’t ever end”

“Two Doors Down” was a song written and performed by Dolly Parton, which provided a 1978 U.S. country and pop hit for her. The song reached No.19 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No.12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks.

Just imagine that she was alone in her apartment, heard the party down the hall, and went to check it out. She met somebody nice, and brought them back to her place. This is what I thought when I listen to it.

Conclusion

It’s the end of my sharing of best Dolly Parton songs.

Which one do you like first?

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