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S2 E4 Dolly Parton: It's All Wrong But It's All Right

Dolly’s music crosses over into pop – but the struggle is to keep her country roots and fans believing she hasn’t abandoned them. "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right" is a 1978 single written and recorded by Dolly Parton. Originally appearing on Parton's Here You Come Again album, "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right" would be Dolly Parton's seventh number one country single as a solo artist and would help segue her career to spill over into pop music. The song was part of a double-A-sided single, "Two Doors Down"/"It's All Wrong, But It's All Right", and while "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right" was topping the country singles charts, "Two Doors Down" had been released to pop radio, where it would reach the top 20 on the U.S. Hot 100. The single stayed at number one for two weeks and spent a total of ten weeks on the country chart. She found commercial success as a pop singer too, when the title track of her album ‘Here You Come Again’ (1977) became her first top ten single in the pop charts. In fact, Parton specifically aimed her albums at both the country and the pop market, and often had singles on both charts simultaneously a feat not many country artists could easily manage.

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