It’s always a risk if you take a worldwide hit and try to give it a new twist – the song has become a hit because people like it as it is, and if you change it too much it could be as much of a failure as the original was a success.
But when Dolly Parton decided to reshape one of her great classics ‘Jolene’, it doesn’t take long before the new version is stuck in your head.
She teamed up with the A cappella group Pentatonix to create a unique version of the song that is just as beautiful and captivating as the original from 1973 – and I can only conclude that the now 70-year-old superstar is a genius.
You may have blasted ‘Jolene’ through your speakers many times before, but you definitely won’t have heard a version like this before.
Pentatonix, who has spoken a lot about their love for Dolly Parton, courteously stood back as the 73-year-old singer’s vocals led the way.
Have a listen below – I dare you to try not to tap your foot along to this absolute masterpiece from Dolly Parton and Pentatonix!
I can listen to this over and over again. It doesn’t matter if you’re into house music, rap, or indie…when Jolene comes on everybody’s country.
You can tell how happy Dolly Parton was. She was stunned and amazed! Please share on to all of your music-loving friends!