Dolly Parton performs “9 To 5” Official Video Clip.

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".

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9 to 5:

Lp cover Dolly Parton ( RCA 1980 )
Lp cover Dolly Parton ( RCA 1980 )

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”.

LP cover original soundtrack recording ( 20th Century Fox 1980 )
LP cover original soundtrack recording ( 20th Century Fox 1980 )

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.



Theatrical release poster ( 20th Century Fox 1980 )
Theatrical release poster ( 20th Century Fox 1980 )

 

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)





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)…

Single Dolly Parton ( RCA 1980 )
Single Dolly Parton ( RCA 1980 )

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