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Dolly Parton Performs '9 to 5' at the 1981 Academy Awards (WATCH)

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Check out Dolly's little sing-and-dance number during the 1981 Academy Awards, now known as The Oscars. In 1980, the film 9 to 5 premiered, starring Dolly, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dabney Coleman. The film tells the story of three working women who lived out their fantasies of getting even with their horrible, sexist boss.

Dolly performed "9 to 5" with men dancing circles around her, successfully taking over the stage and giving a memorable performance. The song charted several times, peaking at #1 five different times, including on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It appeared on both the 9 to 5 soundtrack and Dolly's 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs album, that was also released in 1980.

During the same Academy Awards, Sissy Spacek won the Best Actress award for portraying Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter. Check out this great performance! It's definitely a must-see!

LYRICS BELOW

Tumble outta bed
And I stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
And yawn and stretch
And try to come to life
Jump in the shower
And the blood starts pumpin'
Out on the street
The traffic starts jumpin'
The folks like me on the job from 9 to 5

Workin' 9 to 5,
What a way to make a livin'
Barely gettin' by
It's all takin' and no givin'
They just use your mind
And they never give you credit
It's enough to drive you crazy
If you let it
9 to 5, for service and devotion
You would think that I
Would deserve a fat promotion
Want to move ahead
But the boss won't seem to let me
I swear sometimes that man is out to get me

They let you dream
Just to watch 'em shatter
You're just a step
On the boss-man's ladder
But you got dreams
He'll never take away
You're in the same boat
With a lotta your friends
Waitin' for the day your ship'll come in
'N' the tide's gonna turn
And it's all gonna roll your way

Workin' 9 to 5
What a way to make a livin'
Barely gettin' by
It's all takin' and no givin'
They just use your mind
And you never get the credit
It's enough to drive you crazy
If you let it
9 to 5, yeah
They got you where they want you
There's a better life
And you think about it, don't you
It's a rich man's game
No matter what they call it
And you spend your life
Puttin' money in his wallet

9 to 5, whoa
What a way to make a livin'
Barely gettin' by
It's all takin' and no givin'
They just use your mind
And they never give you credit
It's enough to drive you crazy
If you let it

9 to 5, yeah
They got you where they want you
There's a better life
And you dream about it, don't you
It's a rich man's game
No matter what they call it

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