Every Dolly Parton Solo Album Ranked!

Listening to every Dolly solo album in order was a mammoth task and one which offers me some insight into the quality of her work over the last few decades.

Ranking albums is a fun task for music nerds like myself, and I began by splitting the albums into four categories: excellent, good, average, terrible. After that I went back to read my reviews (linked below) and listened again to determine which order I think best reflects the quality of Dolly’s work and my own personal favourites.

I chose the number one album because I think it best encapsulates everything Dolly has to offer: country, pop, bluegrass, classic songwriting, and above all else personality.

I have excluded soundtrack albums, her Christmas albums, the Dollywood only album and her children’s album, making a total of 44 albums to rank.

Read on and let me know your favourite Dolly album in the comments! Click each link for the full album review!

44. For God and Country

43. The Great Pretender

42. Burlap & Satin

41. Dolly, Dolly, Dolly

40. Rainbow

39. Great Balls of Fire

38. Dolly – The Seeker/ We Used To

37. Real Love

36. Those Were the Days

35. Something Special

34. Treasures

33. Run Rose Run

32. Better Day

31. Heartbreaker

30. Bubbling Over

29. Touch Your Woman

28. Heartbreak Express

27. Pure & Simple

26. My Favourite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner

25. Halos & Horns

24. In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)

23. Slow Dancing With the Moon

22. Hello, I’m Dolly

21. Just Because I’m a Woman

20. Joshua

19. All I Can Do

18. Eagle When She Flies

17. 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs

16. The Bargain Store

15. Love is Like a Butterfly

14. Hungry Again

13. New Harvest First Gathering

12. Little Sparrow

11. Here You Come Again

10. The Golden Streets of Glory

9. My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy

8. Jolene

7. My Tennessee Mountain Home

6. The Grass is Blue

5. The Fairest of Them All

4. Coat of Many Colors

3. Blue Smoke

2. Backwoods Barbie

1. White Limozeen

And here’s what I’ve learned from listening and reviewing every Dolly album:


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