Dolly released her 20th solo studio album, "Heartbreaker," in 1978. Following up her success in the pop genre with "Here You Come Again," "Heartbreaker" was another attempt to appeal to the pop audience.
The title song, "Heartbreaker," a ballad written by Carole Bayer Sager, topped the U.S. Country Charts and became Dolly’s third Top 40 hit. The plan to top the pop charts worked, with the single reaching No. 1 (her seventh No. 1 single) on the country charts, and No. 25 on the pop charts.
The album remained at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums (her third No. 1 country album) for nine consecutive weeks and was later certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.