Dolly Parton - 9 To 5 (1980)
- 80's score: 1.9
- Genre(s): Country pop
"9 to 5" is a song written and originally performed by the American country music entertainer Dolly Parton for the 1980 ...
"9 to 5" is a song written and originally performed by the American country music entertainer Dolly Parton for the 1980 comedy film of the same name. In addition to appearing on the film soundtrack, the song was the centerpiece of Parton's album 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs, released in late 1980. The song was released as a single in November 1980.
The song garnered Parton an Academy Award nomination and four Grammy Award nominations, winning her the awards for Best Country Song and Best Country Vocal Performance, Female. For a time, the song became something of an anthem for office workers in the US, and in 2004, Parton's song ranked at number 78 on the American Film Institute's '100 Years, 100 Songs'.
The song was accompanied by a music video that featured footage of Parton and her band performing, intercut with scenes from the film.
"9 to 5" reached number one on the Billboard Country Chart in January 1981. In February 1981, it went on to number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Adult Contemporary chart, respectively. It became Parton's first No.1 entry on the former. The song was certified Gold on February 19, 1981, indicating shipment 500,000 of physical copies. It was certified Platinum on September 25, 2017. The song has accrued 500,000 digital downloads as of February 2019 in the United States after it was made available for download in the 21st century.
The song peaked at No. 47 in the UK singles chart in 1981. It has sold 303,511 digital copies in the UK as of July 2014. As of 2017 it is Parton's biggest download in the UK, totaling 340,800, while it has also been streamed 8.46 million times.