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9 to 5 and Odd Jobs
Studio album by Dolly Parton
Released December 1980
Recorded Los Angeles, Nashville, 1980
Genre Country
Length 35:42
Label RCA
Producer Mike Post, Greg Perry
Professional reviews
Dolly Parton chronology
Dolly, Dolly, Dolly
9 to 5 and Odd Jobs
Heartbreak Express
Singles from 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs
  1. "9 to 5"
    Released: November 29, 1980
  2. "But You Know I Love You"
    Released: April 11, 1981
  3. "The House of the Rising Sun"
    Released: August 29, 1981

9 to 5 and Odd Jobs was an album released by Dolly Parton in December 1980. A concept album about working, the album was centered around Parton's hit "9 to 5", which served as the theme song to the film of the same name (costarring Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin), and topped both the U.S. country and pop charts. The album's two additional singles—a cover of Mike Settle's "But You Know I Love You" and a reading of "House of the Rising Sun" -- provided further country hits, with "But You Know I Love You" also reaching #1.

The understated pop-country arrangement of most of the songs was seen as a welcome return to form for Parton by critics, after the overly-polished pop sound of Parton's previous albums. In addition five Parton compositions, the album contained a number of folk and country classics, including work by Woody Guthrie, Mel Tillis and Merle Travis.

The album was produced by Mike Post (with the exception of "9 to 5", which was produced by Parton's bandleader Gregg Perry.

A 2009 reissue of the album included as bonus tracks, a remixed version of "9 to 5", as well as a previously unreleased cover of Sly & the Family Stone's 1969 hit "Everyday People"..

Track listing

Side A

  1. "9 to 5" (Dolly Parton) 2:45
  2. "Hush-a-bye Hard Times" (Dolly Parton) 3:48
  3. "The House of the Rising Sun" (traditional arr. Dolly Parton and Mike Post) 4:02
  4. "Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)" (Woody Guthrie and Martin Hoffman) 4:41
  5. "Sing for the Common Man" (Frieda Parton and Mark Andersen) 3:47

Side B

  1. "Working Girl" (Dolly Parton) 3:17
  2. "Detroit City" (Danny Dill and Mel Tillis) 3:35
  3. "But You Know I Love You" (Mike Settle) 3:17
  4. "Dark as a Dungeon" (Merle Travis) 3:25
  5. "Poor Folks' Town" (Dolly Parton) 2:57

Reissue bonus tracks

12. Everyday People (Sylvester Stewart) 2:25 (previously unreleased)
13. 9 to 5 - Love To Infinity Radio Mix 2008 3:30
14. 9 to 5 - Karaoke Mix 2009 2:45 (previously unreleased)

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Preceded by
Kenny by Kenny Rogers
Top Country Albums number-one album of the year
Succeeded by
Always on My Mind by Willie Nelson


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