I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU

Latest update on 07/09/2016

Artist: Dolly Parton
Author: Dolly Parton
Label: RCA
Year: 1974

First as some sentimental tip of the hat to Porter Wagoner, Dolly's duet partner for seven years. Was a n°1 C&W for her twice, again in '82 as film theme of The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (starring Dolly and Burt Reynolds).

Covers:

1975:

Linda Ronstadt

1976:

Horace Silver

1983:

Kenny Rogers

1987:

Johnny Logan [in Hold Me Now, Eurosong winner and n°1 B (see footnote)]

1992:

Whitney Houston [n°1 worldwide; even Dolly didn't know where to stack all these royalties]

1993:

Jan Vayne

1993:

Tears & Joy

1993:

Dekko

1994:

Saffire [first lines from Bitch With A Bad Attitude; stretch the submissive opening line: "If I should stay, I'd only be in your way, And so I'll leave"]

1994:

Wallace Roney

1995:

Roger Whittaker

1995:

Dolly Parton & Vince Gill

1995:

Gloria Gaynor

1997:

Martine Foubert

1997:

LeAnn Rimes

1998:

Ann De Winne [as Altijd Zal Ik Van Je Houden]

2003:

Melissa Etheridge [on Dolly Parton tribute]

2011:

Jan Rot [as Voor Altijd Van Jou]

2012:

Il Divo [as Siempre Te Amere]

2012:

Romy Monteiro [in NL cast musical The Bodyguard]

2012:

Heather Headley [in West End cast musical The Bodyguard, followed up one year later by Beverley Knight]

The Eurovision Song Contest winner of 1987 showed striking resemblance with this Dolly Parton composition, not just melodically, also thematically: Johnny Logan's lyrics to Hold Me Now literally mention "I will always love you". See also: Alle Liebe dieser Erde.

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