Single Women performed by Christine Ebersole on the October 10, 1981 episode.

Single Women is a song, written by Saturday Night Live writer Michael O'Donoghue. The song, which depicted a number of women looking for love in a singles bar was originally performed during an SNL sketch by Christine Ebersole on the October 10, 1981 broadcast. The song later provided a top-ten country hit for Dolly Parton from her 1982 Heartbreak Express album. Released as the album's first single in February 1982, it reached number 8 on the U.S. country singles chart in April 1982.[1] The song later inspired a 1984 TV movie starring Tony Danza and Jean Smart, which was produced by O'Donoghue. An abbreviated version of Parton's recording of the song was used as the movie's theme song.

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1982) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 8
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. Joel Whitburn, 2004. The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006 Second edition. Record Research. Page 262

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