Dolly Parton and Olivia Newton-John's 'Jolene' Duet Wows

The legendary Dolly Parton and Olivia Newton-John combined their talents for a mesmerizing and outstanding duet of the beloved classic “Jolene.”

Dolly Parton has enjoyed a highly successful and illustrious career spanning decades. She has appeared on television and the big screen, written books and even owns an amusement park in her native Tennessee, Dollywood.

However, Dolly is best known for her music and beautiful singing voice. “I Will Always Love You,” “Islands in the Stream” and the catchy, upbeat and energetic “9 to 5” are just some of her hit songs that immediately come to mind.

However, her most significant and most recognizable song is, without question, “Jolene.” Even those who aren’t the biggest Dolly Parton or country music fans know and love the 1973 classic. “Jolene” is so beloved that Rolling Stone crowned it the greatest country song ever.

In a clip posted on YouTube, Dolly and the late Olivia Newton-John sing that timeless tune. As you would expect when two incredibly talented people team up, the performance is fantastic. Dolly and Olivia again prove their immense talent and musical gifts are undeniable.

This is one duet that you’ll want to listen to repeatedly!

Those lyrics, especially that chorus, are so iconic and memorable. Most can likely sing that chorus entirely from memory.

“Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene

I’m beggin’ of you, please

Don’t take my man

Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene”

In the clip, Dolly said that she was “so excited” to get the opportunity to work with Olivia, calling her “one of my favorites of all time.” Additionally, Dolly called “Jolene” one of her “all-time favorite” songs she has written.

Similarly, Olivia stated that she was over the moon about the chance to sing “Jolene” with Dolly Parton, who originally wrote and performed that beloved classic.

Ephesians 5:19 “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord:”


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