Note from the Webmaster
With the holiday season upon us, I don't have as much time right now to dedicate to the weekly posts on the homepage. There are only a few remaining releases celebrating anniversaries between now and the end of the year, so I thought I'd combine them all into a sort of "mega-post". Thank you all for visiting my site and exploring Dolly's discography with me this year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! - Ben
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December 6, 1993: "The Day I Fall in Love" by Dolly and James Ingram from the Beethoven’s 2nd soundtrack is released as a single. The song peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
December 8, 1969: "Daddy Come and Get Me" is released as the only single from Dolly’s fifth solo studio album, The Fairest of Them All. The single peaked at number 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
December 8, 1980: The 9 to 5 soundtrack album is released. The soundtrack contains the score from the movie along with two version of "9 to 5", the album version and a different mix of the song that is played over the films closing credits. The soundtrack peaked at number 77 on the Billboard 200.
December 14, 1993: The Beethoven’s 2nd soundtrack album is released. It contains Dolly’s duet with James Ingram, "The Day I Fall in Love".
December 14, 2010: The unofficial compilation album, Wanted, is released. The digital only release contained seven previously unreleased songs from Dolly’s Monument era (and strangely, the first three tracks on the album are sung by Molly Bee and not Dolly).
December 15, 2008: Pam Gadd released her Benefit of Doubt album. Dolly’s is featured on a cover of her 1977 song "Applejack".
December 20, 2013: "Blue Smoke" is released as a single in Australia and New Zealand three months prior to its North American release. Australia and New Zealand would also receive the Blue Smoke album in January 2014, four months before North America. The release dates for the single and album were staggered to coincide with the dates for Dolly’s Blue Smoke World Tour.
December 28, 1976: Emmylou Harris released her Luxury Liner album. Dolly provides harmony vocals on "When I Stop Dreaming". The album peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
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December 31, 2001: Dolly’s cover of the Collective Soul song "Shine" is issued as a single in the UK to coincide with promotion of her Little Sparrow album. The song had been issued as a single in the US in July 2001.
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Ben Childers is the administrator of The Dolly Parton Discography. A native of Tupelo, Mississippi, he grew up taking family vacations to the Smokies and Dollywood. His love for Dolly and her music reached a fanatical level in April 2013. After spending countless hours researching and cataloging Dolly's musical output, he decided to open a website dedicated to her discography.