Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"But You Know I Love You" by Dolly Parton

Song#:  0556
Date:  04/04/1981
Debut:  82
Peak:  41
Weeks:  10
Genre:  Country Crossover

Pop Bits:  Parton's follow-up to her first and only solo #1 pop single, "9 to 5," just missed the Top 40 by a single position. However, it did become another #1 country hit for her and reached #14 at AC.

ReduxReview:  Parton does a great job with the song (as usual), and I'm sure it worked well for country. I'm not sure it was the best follow-up choice for pop though. There were a couple of other songs on that album that might have been better. But it's still a good song.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  This song is a remake of tune originally done by The First Edition (Kenny Rogers). Their version reached #19 on the pop chart in 1969. The same year, Bill Anderson reached #2 on the country chart. Parton's version couldn't beat The First Edition's original on the pop chart, but she did surpass Anderson's version and got the song to #1 at country.


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