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February 21, 1981 - Dolly Parton started a two week run at No.1 on the US charts with '9 to 5', the singers first No.1. The song was written for the comedy film 9 to 5, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dabney Coleman and Parton in her film debut. With '9 to 5', Parton became only the second woman to top both the U.S. country singles chart and Billboard's Hot 100 with the same single. The first being Jeannie C. Riley, who had done so with "Harper Valley PTA" in 1968.
In a 2009 interview with 60 Minutes, Parton talked about the unlikely inspiration for this song: her fingernails. She had very long, acrylic nails, and discovered that when she rubbed them together she could create a rhythm that sounded like a typewriter, and since the movie was about secretaries, she was able to use that sound to compose the song on the set. She even played her fingernails as part of the percussion sound when she recorded the track.
The song garnered Parton nominations for an Academy Award, A Golden Globe and four Grammy Award nominations, winning her Grammys for Best Country Song and Best Country Vocal Performance, Female. It also won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Song.
A few months before Parton's song and the film, Scottish singer Sheena Easton released a single called "9 to 5" in the UK. When Easton's song was released in the U.S. the following year it was renamed "Morning Train (Nine to Five)" to avoid confusion. Easton's single reached the number one spot on Billboards Hot 100 Chart three months after Parton's song left that spot. While Parton's song features an empowered (if challenged) working woman, Easton's song features a passive, love-struck woman waiting around at home all day for her lover to return to her.
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