Here You Come Again – Dolly Parton – 1977

Dolly Parton Here you come again single coverThe first US pop hit single from one of America’s most prolific songwriters—Dolly Parton’s, Here You Come Again peaked at #3 in 1977.

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  • Dolly, born in 1946, needs no introduction—she is a country music phenomenon.
  • After a career as a child performer, Dolly gained a regular spot on a weekly television programme hosted by Porter Wagoner.  They released a duet of Tom Paxton’s, The Last Thing on My Mind, which was a hit on the US country chart.
  • By the mid-70s, Dolly was performing solo and had a string of hits on the country chart including the wonderful, Jolene.
  • A move towards more mainstream pop saw Dolly score her first hit on the US singles chart with, Here You Come Again (1977).  A string of further hits followed including her only #1 hit, 9 to 5 (1980).
  • Dolly had a second #1 hit on the US charts in 1983 with her Kenny Rogers duet, Islands in the Stream.
  • Dolly is the most honoured female country performer of all time with: 25 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards; 25 Billboard Country chart #1’s; 41 top 10 country albums and, 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years.
  • That all adds up to over 100 million records sold worldwide.
  • On the award front, Dolly’s mantelpiece holds: 8 Grammy Awards (with 46 nominations—that’s a tie with Beyoncé for the most Grammy nominations for a woman, 2 Academy Award nominations, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 7 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 3 American Music Awards.
  • The 3,000+ songs that Dolly has composed include: I Will Always Love You, a massive hit for Whitney Houston.
  • As an actress, Dolly has starred in: 9 to 5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone, A Smoky Mountain Christmas, Steel Magnolias, Wild Texas Wind, Gnomeo & Juliet, Straight Talk, Unlikely Angel, Blue Valley Songbird, and Joyful Noise.
  • Dolly has also received a number of awards for her efforts in environmental causes and in helping with child literacy.

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  • Dolly 3Surprisingly, after all the hits Dolly has written, she didn’t write, Here You Come Again—it was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.
  • Here You Come Again hit #1 on the US country singles chart and won the 1979 Grammy award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.  Recorded in June 1977 and released in September 1977, it peaked at #3 on the US singles chart in January 1978.
  • Here You Come Again was written in 1975 and was intended as a potential comeback hit for Brenda Lee but Brenda turned it down. B.J. Thomas, Patti LaBelle and Maureen McGovern.
  • Here You Come Again lyrics.

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6 Responses to Here You Come Again – Dolly Parton – 1977

  1. A very nice post! Thanks for stopping by my own blog and for the like, Greg! It would seem we share a mutual love of Dolly – I see this as the start of a great friendship! 🙂 Mother Hen

    • Greg.K. says:

      Who doesn’t love Dolly! I’m not a huge fan of country music, but she is wonderful – and such an under-rated songwriter. She was in my hometown recently. I didn’t see her but those who did said she was fantastic. Last night I watched her Glastonbury performance… magic! 🙂

      • Glad you were able to catch it! She surely won the Brits over… did you hear the crowd gasp when the video feed dropped out? haahaha! She was a proper ray of sunshine on a muddy (typical!) English weekend. What a star!

  2. Miki says:

    Whilst I didn’t attend, several friends thoroughly enjoyed her recent show in Auckland – were so enthusiastic that I wished I’d gone! A unique entertainer.

    • Greg.K. says:

      Dolly was one of the mainstage performers at Glastonbury this year! She went down so well! People loved her. The entire concert is on YouTube.

  3. Greg.K. says:

    I was just out driving and there was a guy on the radio who had been there. Said it was one of the best concerts he’d ever been to.

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