Country music’s effervescent icon, Dolly Parton, turns 70 Tuesday. The fourth of 12 children born to humble beginnings in the mountains of East Tennessee first appeared at the Grand Ole Opry at just 12 years old. She has since released over 100 singles, 42 studio albums, a handful of live albums and holiday sets, nearly 20 collaboration albums, and 180-plus compilation albums. (These accolades, of course, ignore her resume of movie and television roles, her acumen as a producer, and her longstanding activist convictions.)
In honor of the Country Music Hall of Famer’s big day, EW has ranked all 23 of her No. 1 singles from awesome to most awesome. Check them out below.
GALLERY: See Dolly Parton Through the Years