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‘Rhinestone’ soundtrack

Published May 1, 1984 / Last Updated August 23, 2015

The motion picture soundtrack, ‘Rhinestone,’ features 14 songs by Dolly and Sylvester Stallone

In 1984, Dolly teamed up with actor Sylvester Stallone in the film, “Rhinestone.” Dolly played a country music star who, on a bet, must transform an obnoxious New York City cab driver, played by Stallone, into a singer. The film’s soundtrack consists of 14 songs all composed by Dolly. The soundtrack was released in May of 1984 on the RCA Nashville imprint.

In her book, “Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business,” she credits her work on this soundtrack as some of her best and the song “What a Heartache” as one of her personal favorites. The song appears on two of Dolly’s solo albums, “Eagle When She Flies” and “Halos & Horns.”

Track listing: 

  1. “Tennessee Homesick Blues”
  2. “Too Much Water” by Randy Parton
  3. “The Day My Baby Died” by Rusty Buchanan
  4. “One Emotion After Another”
  5. “Goin’ Back to Heaven” by Stella Parton and Kin Vassy
  6. “What a Heartache”
  7. “Stay Out of My Bedroom” and Sylvester Stallone
  8. “Woke Up in Love” and Sylvester Stallone
  9. “God Won’t Get You”
  10. “Drinkinstein” by Sylvester Stallone
  11. “Sweet Lovin’ Friends” by Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone
  12. “Waltz Me to Heaven” by Floyd Parton
  13. “Butterflies”
  14. “Be There” and Sylvester Stallone

The soundtrack included two top 10 hits for Dolly, “God Won’t Get You” and “Tennessee Homesick Blues” which went to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. In addition, Dolly received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance with the song, “Tennessee Homesick Blue.”

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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb

Team Dolly

Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton. Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons Creative Director - Sarah Chapman Senior Editor - Amanda Webb

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