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Dolly Parton – Potential New Boyfriend (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 23rd, 2014


Side A


“Potential New Boyfriend” is a song written by Steve Kipner and John Lewis Parker, and recorded by American entertainer Dolly Parton. The song peaked at number 20 on the U.S. country singles chart. It was released in May 1983 as the only single to be released from Parton’s album Burlap & Satin. The song was also popular in discos and dance clubs, and in addition to the standard 45 RPM single, an extended-play dance remix single was released. The single was also accompanied by one of Parton’s first music videos, which was directed by Steve Barron.

The record is notable in being Parton’s first song to be more successful on a chart other than country music, peaking at number 13 on Billboard magazine’s Dance Chart.

Potential New Boyfriend (Long Version) 5:46

Potential New Boyfriend (Instrumental) 5:48
Potential New Boyfriend (Short Version) 3:47

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1983 Potential New Boyfriend U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles #20
1983 Potential New Boyfriend U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #13


Label: RCA  ‎– JW-13545
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: pop/Rock, Country
Style: Disco

Executive Producer – Dolly Parton
Mastered By – José Rodriguez
Producer, Arranged By – Gregg Perry
Mixed By – John Luongo
Edited By – John Luongo


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Side B

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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18 Responses to “Dolly Parton – Potential New Boyfriend (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Murdock Says:

    Hope you enjoyed the concert. 🙂
    As always, thanks for sharing.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    It was a wonderful show Murdock 🙂


  2. Stefano Says:

    I think I never heard this one. But it’s a rarity for sure!
    Everyone a nice weekend.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Have a nice weekend 🙂


  3. Jeff Says:

    Paul, so hope you enjoyed yourself at last night’s Dolly concert. I’m excited about this one because it has a John Luongo mix and He’s a class act in himself. Thanks for this “new” discovery for me. I can’t wait to download it and bask in Luongo’s mix.

    Have a fantastic weekend everybody too!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    It was a great show Jeff full of stories and great music a far cry from the Diana ross show last month.


  4. Lulu Says:

    What a delightful way to start the weekend!!! THANK YOU!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Lulu 🙂


  5. danadotcom Says:

    Dolly was robbed of a pop hit when Top 40 radio failed to support this record. It has a killer hook and should have been one of the biggest songs of Summer ’83. Like a lot of Dolly’s pop records, it charted country but was not a country sounding record. Her cover of “Save The Last Dance For Me” charted 3 Country but deserved the same position at Top 40 just for being one of the best techno records of the 80s.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    i totally agree this should have been a pop hit. Also of note it was written by Aussie Steve Kipner who had previously written huge 80’s hits for Olivia Newton-John “Physical” and “Twist Of Fate”.


    danadotcom Reply:

    I’d say that was taken into consideration when deciding to record this song. Dolly is well known for her shrewd decision making, especially when it came to the business of crossing over to pop.


  6. Ryan Says:

    Thanks for this one, Paul! I’ve always enjoyed the song. I didn’t realize there was a longer version than the one on Burlap & Satin. 🙂

    Do you happen to have the 12″ of Millie Jackson’s “Something You Can Feel”? I just picked it up from eBay but I’m currently lacking a record player, so I won’t be able to listen to it until I get a new one. Anyway, if you’ve got it, I’d love if you uploaded it for us!


  7. woz Says:

    Nice! I look forward to checking this out. Thanks!


  8. vinnie Says:

    great post!


  9. vuoksenniska Says:

    Thank you very much for this great maxi-single.
    Quality is super. like always. Dolly is a great singer with lot of variety on styles, even country is always there.


  10. Blake Says:

    Thanks for posting!! Probably my favorite Dolly song! Her Solid Gold performances of it are classic!! 🙂


  11. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul. Didn’t know there was an extended version of this song.


  12. Aaron Says:

    Paul you are an absolute legend thankyou so much xxx

    Love from Australia


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