Retro Single Review: Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton, “Yours Love”


July 28, 2011

1969 | Peak: #9

Perhaps the least satisfying Wagoner & Parton singles are the ones that fall in the “let’s pledge our true love” category.

This shouldn’t be a surprise.  Stop and think about the very best solo songs by Parton and by Wagoner.  How many of them are sweet love songs?

Nah, we’d all rather hear them hurtin’, bickerin’, losin’, and leavin’.   Or even better, spinning a good third person yarn about characters even more outsized in personality than these two singers.

So this isn’t a bad song, but it simply doesn’t play to their strengths.

Written by Harlan Howard

Grade: B-

Listen: Yours Love



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  1. Razor XNo Gravatar says:

    It’ not my favorite song of theirs, but it’s still a pretty good one. It lacks the spunk of some of their fightin’ and scratchin’ songs but they probably realized that they couldn’t release that sort of record all the time.

  2. Tom PNo Gravatar says:

    I sorta agree with you Kevin, but what about “Tomoorrow is Forever” and “Lost Forever In You Kiss”? These are too very good love songs.

  3. Tom PNo Gravatar says:

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  4. Ben FosterNo Gravatar says:

    Welcome, Tom! We’re so glad you’ve decided to join us.

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