"Islands In The Stream" topped the Hot 100 (two weeks), Country (two weeks), and Adult Contemporary (four weeks) charts. It was the 1985 AMA winner for Favorite Country Single, and 20 YEARS LATER it topped CMT's poll of the best country duets of all time!
This was written by The Bee Gees as an R&B song. When Maurice Gibb appeared on the BBC Breakfast programme, he explained that it was written for Marvin Gaye, however it was recorded instead as a duet by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, with the Gibb Brothers also contributing vocals.
DID YOU KNOW: The title came from an Ernest Hemingway story which was published in 1970!
Ok, there is a long time joke associated with this song: What do you call Dolly Parton lying down in a bathtub?
Dolly says that there was “just something about mine and Kenny’s chemistry with each other” that made it work, especially in front of an audience... people really sense what we really feel” when they sing together.
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