If you are a fan of country music, then you properly know who Dolly Parton is. Even those who don’t follow country music that closely would know Dolly Parton, she is a true icon and has become a household name over the years. She has been around for a long time, her first album was released in 1966, and she has countless hits to show for it.
Dolly Parton was so influential she was able to pave the way for future generations of female country artists, and she really showed the world what females could do in this genre of music. She has written and released some of the most powerful songs over the years and should be a true inspiration to any young female artist.
While Dolly Parton also had a number of successful duets and collaborations with other artists, this list focusing on just her solo tracks, so you get a full idea of just how brilliant she really is. Have a read on below at some of Dolly Parton’s greatest hits:
Certainly one of the most easily recognised songs sung by Dolly Parton, who can ever forget the cooing chorus. Released in 1974, it did indeed top the charts and it is still a widely known song to this day. Dolly Parton’s voice is perfect for this song and she nails it, which is why it deserves to be on the list as one of her best.
Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You
At the time, those devoted country music individuals were annoyed that Dolly Parton was trying to make a name for herself in more mainstream music. This song, Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You, was as country as it gets and showed the world she could still do country. This song really is classic Dolly Parton and is greatly loved by many.
Love Is Like A Butterfly
In 1974 Dolly Parton was really starting to make a name for herself, and her track Love Is Like A Butterfly, really did help her case. The melody was lovely as well as catchy and would be stuck in your head for days. This tune reached #1 on the charts and it was even said that a fan got the album cover tattooed over himself.
Here You Come Again
This was Dolly Parton’s songs that she actually didn’t write herself, but her performance meant that she nailed and completely owned the song. Released in 1977, fans loved this tune right from the very beginning. This song was written with another artist, Brenda Lee, in mind. But Dolly Parton was really able to make the song her own.
I Will Always Love You
You think of I Will Always Love You and you think that’s a Whitney Houston song from the movie The Bodyguard. But this track was actually one of Dolly Parton’s best tunes, released in 1974. I Will Always Love You is highly regarded as one of the greatest love songs of all time. If you haven’t heard the original Dolly Parton version of the song yet, you should definitely check it out.
The Bargain Store
Another amazing hit by Dolly Parton that certainly has done enough to be included on this list of greatest hits. While it may not be the first, or one of the first, songs that springs to mind when you think of Dolly Parton’s greatest hits, it is still worthy. Many believe The Bargain Store to be greatly under-appreciated, so if you haven’t heard this song yet, you better check it out.