1980 Dolly Parton – Starting Over Again (US:#36)

“Starting Over Again” is a song recorded by American entertainer Dolly Parton. The song was written by Donna Summer and her husband Bruce Sudano. Parton’s recording was performed as a slow tempo ballad, gradually building to a dramatic crescendo. It was released in March 1980 as the first single from her album Dolly, Dolly, Dolly. “Starting Over Again” made the U.S. pop top forty, peaking at number 36, and reached number 1 on the U.S. country charts on May 24, 1980.

Donna Summer also recorded it as a non-album track, performing it live numerous time on television specials during the 1980s, including her own program, The Donna Summer Show.




BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
Acoustic GuitarJay Graydon
VocoderJeff Baxter
KeyboardsMichael Omartian
SynthesizerNick DeCaro
HarmonicaTommy Morgan
Background VocalsMarty McCall
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsDenise Maynelli
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
VocalsDolly Parton

Produced By

Gary Klein


Donna Summer
Bruce Sudano


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