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Dolly Parton - 9 To 5

The song would reach number one on the US Hot Country Songs (Billboard) charts. 21 of February 1981, during two weeks, and it stayed in lists 26 weeks. Also, it arrived at number one of the pop lists of the USA and it arrived at number one in the charts country of Canada, and in the top ten of: Australia (9), New Zealand (9), Austria (5), Belgium (5), South Africa (9), Sweden (5). Dolly won two Grammy Awards, for "Best Country Song" and "Best Country Vocal Performance, Female".

9 To 5:

A song written by Dolly Parton, recorded in April 1980, for the RCA label, with the production of Gregg Perry, was released on November 29, 1980, the song would reach number one on the US Hot Country Songs (Billboard) charts. 21 of February 1981, during two weeks, and it stayed in lists 26 weeks. Also, it arrived at number one of the pop lists of the USA and it arrived at number one in the charts country of Canada, and in the top ten of: Australia (9), New Zealand (9), Austria (5), Belgium (5), South Africa (9), Sweden (5). The song was a total success, it was a platinum record in the USA and a platinum record in the UK and gold record in Canada.

Dolly won two Grammy Awards, for “Best Country Song” and “Best Country Vocal Performance, Female”.

The song was written for the comedy film, 9 to 5 (20th Century Fox 1980), where Dolly (her film debut) had one of the leading roles, along with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dabney Coleman.

 

The movie grossed more than $ 103.9 million and is the twentieth highest grossing comedy film. As a star vehicle of Parton, already established as a singer, musician and successful composer, he launched it permanently into the general popular culture. A television series of the same name based on the film lasted five seasons, and a musical version of the film (also titled 9 to 5), with new songs written by Parton, opened on Broadway on April 30, 2009.

The song appears in the soundtrack of Deadpool 2 (2017), released in May 2018 for the Columbia label.

 

 

Versions:

 

Kikki 1981 (Mariann Records)

Tamra Rosanes 2002 (CMC Records)

Alison Krauss 2003 (Sugar Hill)

The Lost Fingers 2010 (Tandem.mu)

Emily Ann Roberts 2015 (Republic Records)

Robbie Williams 2017 (RWM)

 

Miquel Batlle Garriga
mbatllegarriga@gmail.com

Dolly Parton – 9 To 5 Lyrics

 

Tumble outta bed

And I stumble to the kitchen

Pour myself a cup of ambition

And yawn and stretch

And try to come to life

Jump in the shower

And the blood starts pumpin’

Out on the street

The traffic starts jumpin’

The folks like me on the job from 9 to 5

 

Workin’ 9 to 5,

What a way to make a livin’

Barely gettin’ by

It’s all takin’ and no givin’

They just use your mind

And they never give you credit

It’s enough to drive you crazy

If you let it

9 to 5, for service and devotion

You would think that I

Would deserve a fat promotion

Want to move ahead

But the boss won’t seem to let me

I swear sometimes that man is out to get me

 

 

 

They let you dream

Just to watch ’em shatter

You’re just a step

On the boss-man’s ladder

But you got dreams

He’ll never take away

You’re in the same boat

With a lotta your friends

Waitin’ for the day your ship’ll come in

‘N’ the tide’s gonna turn

And it’s all gonna roll your way

 

Workin’ 9 to 5

What a way to make a livin’

Barely gettin’ by

It’s all takin’ and no givin’

They just use your mind

And you never get the credit

It’s enough to drive you crazy

If you let it

9 to 5, yeah

They got you where they want you

There’s a better life

And you think about it, don’t you

It’s a rich man’s game

No matter what they call it

And you spend your life

Puttin’ money in his wallet

 

9 to 5, whoa

What a way to make a livin’

Barely gettin’ by

It’s all takin’ and no givin’

They just use your mind

And they never give you credit

It’s enough to drive you crazy

If you let it

 

9 to 5, yeah

They got you where they want you

There’s a better life

And you dream about it, don’t you

It’s a rich man’s game

No matter what they call it

And you spend your life

Puttin’ money in his wallet

 

Working 9 to 5

(Fading)…



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