Single Women

Album: Heartbreak Express (1982)


  • This Country/Blues single continued Dolly Parton's string of Country hits, charting at #8. The song is about lonely women (either single or divorced) who are looking for Mister Right in singles bars, which was not as well established in the South and rural areas as it was in the cities. It doesn't glamorize that life at all, portraying it as desperate and frustrating. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Michael O'Donoghue, who was a writer for Saturday Night Live, wrote this song for a 1981 sketch based on a singles bar featuring Christine Ebersole.


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