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Today is Holly Dunn’s Birthday! She is celebrating her 61st Birthday! Though she’s not physically with us right now, your greetings are still relevant to her. With this, let’s all greet her a Happy birthday!

Holly Dunn was one of the fast-rising stars in the 1980s to 1990s. She began recording singles from 1985 to 1988 under MTM Records. Then, she moved to Warner Bros. Records from 1988 to 1993. Lastly, she stayed with North Records from 1995 to 1997.

On the other hand, she was known for her singles “Are You Ever Gonna Love Me” and “You Had Me Going.” These singles reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Also, she had recorded her very controversial hit “Maybe I Mean Yes.” But her breakthrough single and signature song was “Daddy’s Hands.” All in all, she had released ten albums and nineteen charting singles including two duets. Holly Dunn retired from the music business scene in 2003. Sadly, she died in 2016 due to ovarian cancer.

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Despite her absence, her existence still can be felt through the singles and records she created. With this, let’s recollect Holly Dunn’s memoirs through the singles mentioned above.

Daddy’s Hands…

Holly Dunn, herself, wrote the words and lyrics of “Daddy’s Hands.” She released the single in August 1986 under her album “Holly Dunn.” She wrote the song as a tribute to her late father. The song placed at number seven on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Furthermore, she received two nominations at the Grammys in 1987 for the song. These were Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Grammy Award for Best Country Song.

Are You Ever Gonna Love Me…

Holly Dunn along with Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters pooled resources for the words and lyrics of “Are You Ever Gonna Love Me.” The single was released in May 1989, her first single under Warner Bros. Records. The song became her first number one single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

You Really Had Me Going…

The song was released in September 1990 under her album “Heart Full of Love.” It was her second number single to place at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Moreover, Holly Dunn along with Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters wrote the words and lyrics of “You Really Had Me Going.”

Maybe I Mean Yes…

The song was the most controversial single Holly Dunn had ever released. It is because of the lyrics and the content. The content describes a flirtatious woman. At the time of its release, the single immediately received criticisms. Critics have mentioned the song; specifically, its lyrics were condoning date rape. With this, Holly Dunn requested the song to be withdrawn to all radio stations and televisions.

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