Song artist 598 - Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton Chart Profile

This page lists the song chart entries of Dolly Parton.A list of the hit albums by Dolly Parton is also available. The songs are listed with the most widely successful first.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Dolly Parton 9 to 5 1981 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1980 (25 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1981, Oscar in 1980 (film 'Nine to Five') (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1980 (film 'Nine to Five') (Nominated), Canada 3 - Feb 1981 (8 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1981), Austria 5 - Apr 1981 (3 weeks), Belgium 5 - Apr 1981 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 6 - Mar 1981 (16 weeks), US BB 9 of 1981, Springbok 9 - Apr 1981 (8 weeks), Holland 10 - Mar 1981 (10 weeks), US CashBox 12 of 1981, WABC NY 14 of 1981, ARC 14 of 1981 (peak 1 17 weeks), US Radio 15 of 1981 (peak 1 13 weeks), Sweden 37 - Jun 2008 (1 week), POP 39 of 1981, UK 47 - Feb 1981 (7 weeks), Brazil 65 of 1981, AFI 78, Scrobulate 81 of country, RIAA 299
2 Dolly Parton Here You Come Again 1978 US Billboard 3 - Oct 1977 (18 weeks), Canada 4 - Dec 1977 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1978), Record World 6 - 1978, France 8 - Dec 1977 (1 week), RIANZ 12 - Feb 1978 (12 weeks), Holland 34 - Feb 1978 (3 weeks), US CashBox 40 of 1978, WABC NY 50 of 1978, US Radio 53 of 1978 (peak 3 8 weeks), US BB 60 of 1978, UK 75 - Mar 1984 (5 weeks), RYM 140 of 1977
3 Dolly Parton Jolene 1974 France 1 - Feb 1974 (4 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014 (1973), Springbok 3 - Mar 1974 (12 weeks), UK 7 - May 1976 (12 weeks), Scrobulate 9 of country, Sweden 16 - Jun 2008 (2 weeks), DDD 41 of 1973, US Billboard 60 - Jan 1974 (8 weeks), Rolling Stone 217, Acclaimed 462 (1973), RYM 54 of 1976
4 Dolly Parton I Will Always Love You 1982 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1974), Holland 2 - Feb 1983 (11 weeks), Belgium 4 - Mar 1983 (8 weeks), Scrobulate 23 of country, US Billboard 53 - Jul 1982 (14 weeks), POP 71 of 1982, DDD 74 of 1974, WXPN 650, Acclaimed 1411 (1974), RYM 162 of 1982, NY Daily Love list 33
5 Dolly Parton Travelin' Thru 2005 Oscar in 2005 (film 'Transamerica') (Nominated), Golden Globe in 2005 (film 'Transamerica') (Nominated)
6 Dolly Parton Two Doors Down 1978 US Billboard 19 - Mar 1978 (12 weeks), RIANZ 30 - Jun 1978 (6 weeks), Record World 31 - 1978, US Radio 129 of 1978 (peak 19 3 weeks)
7 Dolly Parton Coat of Many Colours 1971 Library of Congress artifact added 2011 (1971), DDD 85 of 1971, Acclaimed 769 (1971), RYM 54 of 1976
8 Dolly Parton You Are 1983 Holland 1 - Nov 1983 (11 weeks), Belgium 1 - Dec 1983 (10 weeks)
9 Dolly Parton Heartbreaker 1978 Holland 27 - Feb 1984 (4 weeks), US Billboard 37 - Aug 1978 (10 weeks)
10 Dolly Parton Romeo 1993 US Billboard 50 - Mar 1993 (14 weeks)
11 Dolly Parton Save the Last Dance For Me 1983 US Billboard 45 - Dec 1983 (11 weeks)
12 Dolly Parton If 2002 UK 73 - Oct 2002 (1 week)
13 Dolly Parton Downtown 1984 US Billboard 80 - Apr 1984 (4 weeks)
14 Dolly Parton Together You & I 2011 UK 67 - Sep 2011 (1 week)
15 Dolly Parton Baby I'm Burning 1978 US Billboard 25 - Dec 1978 (13 weeks)
16 Dolly Parton But You Know I Love You 1981 US Billboard 41 - Apr 1981 (10 weeks)
17 Dolly Parton House of the Rising Sun 1981 US Billboard 77 - Sep 1981 (4 weeks)
18 Dolly Parton You're the Only One 1979 US Billboard 59 - Jun 1979 (6 weeks)
19 Dolly Parton Sweet Summer Lovin' 1979 US Billboard 77 - Sep 1979 (3 weeks)
20 Dolly Parton Light of A Clear Blue Morning 1977 US Billboard 87 - Jun 1977 (5 weeks)
21 Dolly Parton Starting Over Again 1980 US Billboard 36 - Mar 1980 (10 weeks)
22 Dolly Parton Just Because I'm A Woman 1971 Springbok 20 - Mar 1971 (1 week)
23 Dolly Parton It's Too Late To Love Me Now 1979 Springbok 16 - Mar 1979 (6 weeks)
24 Dolly Parton Do I Ever Cross Your Mind 1982 RYM 162 of 1982
25 Dolly Parton Me & Little Andy 1977 RYM 140 of 1977
26 Dolly Parton Stairway to Heaven unknown Scrobulate 71 of country
27 Dolly Parton Hello God unknown Scrobulate 82 of 00s
28 Dolly Parton If Only unknown Scrobulate 83 of 00s

In addition to the above listed songs Dolly Parton also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Islands in the Stream 1983 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1983 (24 weeks), Austria 1 - Jan 1984 (5 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1983, Australia 1 for 1 week - Dec 1983, Switzerland 2 - Nov 1983 (13 weeks), Norway 2 - Nov 1983 (16 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1983), Sweden (alt) 3 - Nov 1983 (18 weeks), Holland 4 - Sep 1983 (9 weeks), Belgium 4 - Oct 1983 (7 weeks), Springbok 4 - Jan 1984 (29 weeks), South Africa 4 of 1984, UK 7 - Nov 1983 (15 weeks), US Radio 8 of 1983 (peak 1 14 weeks), ARC 9 of 1983 (peak 1 17 weeks), Australia 10 of 1984, US CashBox 11 of 1983, US BB 56 of 1984, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1984), RYM 200 of 1983
2 Dolly Parton & James Ingram The Day I Fall In Love 1993 Oscar in 1993 (film 'Beethoven's 2nd') (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1993 (film 'Beethoven's 2nd') (Nominated), UK 64 - Apr 1994 (2 weeks)
3 Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton When I Get Where I'm Going 2005 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 2006), US Billboard 39 - Dec 2005 (20 weeks)
4 Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Christmas (Without You) 1984 Holland 23 - Dec 1990 (3 weeks), UK 88 - Dec 1984 (3 weeks)
5 Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner Say Forever You'll Be Mine 1975 Springbok 4 - Nov 1975 (12 weeks)
6 Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Real Love 1985 US Billboard 91 - Jun 1985 (3 weeks)
7 Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner If You Go I'll Follow You 1981 Springbok 11 - Sep 1981 (6 weeks)
8 Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner If Teardrops Were Pennies 1974 Springbok 14 - Mar 1974 (7 weeks)
9 Julio Iglesias & Dolly Parton When You Tell Me That You Love Me 1995 Belgium 23 - Jan 1995 (2 weeks)

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27 Jul 2010

WHO HAD THE MOST NUMBER ONES?

It must be remembered that alot of Elvis' sales were lost through the years and probably lost forever. Also, Elvis' label failed to get much of Elvis' releases certified by paying the fee to do so. Also, by the time the Beatles and the British Invasion arrived many countries had more accurate sales charts. The Beatles obviously were the ones that benefitted the most from that. The facts are this, you don't see millions visiting John Lennon's or Paul McCartney's home every year.

Your main point is exactly right. The count of number 1s obviously depends on the number of charts that were active at the time (and place). When Elvis was at his peak there were fewer charts, so less chance to be number 1.

However the number of charts was increasing all the way up to the year 1970 so if that were the only factor then one would expect a group from the 1970s, 1980s or 1990s to lead the count. In addition Elvis was releasing music up to 1977, in our listing he was the second biggest act of the 1960s (after The Beatles) so he should have also benefited from the greater number of charts as well.

We have tried a number of approaches to allow acts from different decades to be compared, none of which is completely satisfactory. In terms of song success we feel that it is possible to argue for either Elvis or The Beatles to have been the most successful act of all time (or at a stretch Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby or possibly even Madonna). Whichever reasonable metric is used these acts consistently come out ahead of the rest of the pack (of course vocal fans of various other acts claim that they were "bigger than Elvis/The Beatles" but this is usually based on an astounding ignorance of history combined with a belief that making the same ridiculous claims enough times makes them true).

Finally we suspect that the number of visitors to Graceland (600k/year) as compared with say either 20 Forthlin Road or 251 Menlove Avenue (which are both run by the UK National Trust) probably has more to do with the sizes of the properties and the number of tourists in Liverpool. But even so the "number of visitors" metric doesn't seem like a good one to us, for example Dollywood gets at least four times as many visitors as Graceland, I don't think very many people would conclude that Dolly Parton was a bigger star than Elvis!