Retro Single Review: Dolly Parton, “Something Fishy”


June 25, 2011

1967 | Peak: #17

If Parton hadn’t recorded this herself first, she could’ve pitched it to Loretta Lynn, who might’ve elevated this to something a bit above purely ridiculous.

As is, it’s a decent novelty record that’s good for a smile the first time around, but the charm wears off soon enough.

Written by Dolly Parton

Grade: C

Listen: Something Fishy

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  1. Ben FosterNo Gravatar says:

    Not a particularly interesting song, at least not by Parton standards.

  2. Paul DennisNo Gravatar says:

    This was her first entry into the top twenty – it is not a bad song, albeit silly, and it is an accurate snapshop in time of the Dolly Parton style circa 1967-68

  3. ThomasNo Gravatar says:

    Despite being a bit silly, this song will always get a mention when talking about her career.

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