1977: Here You Come Again by Dolly Parton

Composed by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Recorded by Dolly Parton for her nineteenth solo studio album, Here You Come Again. The composers wrote the song in 1975 and had in mind American singer Brenda Lee to record the song. However, Brenda did not want to record the song and so it was passed along to Dolly Parton. Here You Come Again reached No.1 in Canada and the USA, spending five weeks at the top of the Billboard Country Songs Chart in the USA. It also earned Dolly a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil were an American husband and wife songwriting team who wrote songs for many famous music artists, including Aaron Neville, Linda Ronstadt, and Dolly Parton. The song was featured in the soundtrack of the 2018 coming-of-age comedy film Dumplin’. In 2019, it was used in a television advert for the travel company Booking.Com. The advert shows a young man in a wheelchair enjoying a fast downhill ride. It begins with a close-up look at the young man as trees whiz past in the background before the camera zooms out to reveal he’s not skating or skateboarding but, in fact, skillfully manoeuvring his wheelchair around the grounds of an accessible hotel and resort. Advert/Booking.Com.

As well as being a talented music artist, Dolly Parton is also a philanthropist through her Imagination Library charity. Find out more here: https://imaginationlibrary.com/about.

Chart (1977-1978) Peak Position
Australia10
Canada Country Singles Chart 1
Canada Top Singles Chart7
Canada Adult Contemporary Chart1
New Zealand12
United Kingdom75
USA Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart 1
USA Billboard Hot 100 Chart3
USA Billboard Easy Listening Chart 2
USA Cash Box Top 100 Chart7