” 9 to 5 ” is by Dolly Parton, the American country music singer and songwriter. Written and performed by Dolly for the hit 1980 comedy film of the same name. ” 9 to 5 ” was released the same year as the leading single from the album, 9 to 5 & Odd Jobs.
Dolly wrote the song for the comedy film in which she also made her acting debut, as her first stab as an actor; Dolly held her own in the company of Oscar and Emmy winning actresses, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
The film used the title from the 1970s organisation 9to5 which were set up to fight for the rights of women in the workplace; the organisation is still going today some forty years later.
With hit singles under her belt, acting seemed to be the next logical step in her career, playing the dipsey secretary without any formal training, Dolly proved she had a talent for acting along with writing and performing hit records.
Success for the single soon followed an unbeaten run for the film, Dolly was nominated for an Academy Award and four Grammy nominations in the Best Country Song and Best Country Vocal Performance, Female categories.
” 9 to 5 ” became a huge commercial success for Dolly. It reached the Number One spot in both the United States and Canada and also gained Top Ten positions in Sweden and New Zealand.
In the United Kingdom, the single didn’t fare quite so well with only a number forty-seven and a thirteen-week stay on the UK Singles Chart in total. However, all was not lost in the UK for Dolly, as ” 9 to 5 ” is her third most downloaded song ever in the country.
This song is only the second time a woman has topped both the US Country singles and the Billboard Hot 100 charts at the same time since the 1968 hit ” Harper Valley PTA ” by Jeannie C. Riley.
A few months before the release of both the film and single by Dolly, another artist released a single with the same name in the United Kingdom. To avoid confusion ” 9 to 5 ” by Scottish singer Sheena Easton was changed to become ” Morning Train ( Nine to Five ) “, itself becoming a big hit.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 1
UK Highest Chart Position: 47
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Austria (Top 40) 5, Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1, Canadian RPM Top Singles 1, Dutch (Top 40) 15, German Singles Chart 46, New Zealand Singles Chart 9, Swedish Singles Chart 9
Official Website: Dollyparton.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/DollyParton
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/DollyParton
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