Olivia Newton-John’s fans were in for a pleasant surprise when a new single unexpectedly dropped from the late Grease actress this week. Even more delightful was the fact that the single was a duet of Dolly Parton’s beloved hit song, “Jolene,” with the country superstar herself.
Prior to her passing last summer, the “Physical” singer was working on an album of duets, and it was a dream of hers to collaborate with Dolly Parton. In a clip featured in the music video for the song, Olivia expressed her desire to sing with the legendary country singer, saying, “I always wanted to sing with Dolly.” With the release of the duet, Olivia got to fulfill that dream, leaving fans with a beautiful tribute to her legacy.
Before the song began, Parton shared a brief statement, expressing her excitement to be working with Olivia Newton-John, whom she referred to as one of her favorites of all time. The two had always been close throughout the years, and Parton expressed how proud she was to be a part of Olivia’s newest project. “We’re singing one of my all-time favorites that I’ve written, ‘Jolene,’ and she says it’s one of her favorites, so why not just do a duet on our favorite?” Parton said with a smirk.
The duet is a new arrangement of the classic hit song, and it’s safe to say that fans are already enamored with it. YouTube comments poured in, praising the two women for their talent, beauty, and incredible harmonies.
“Wow, even in her weakest days, Olivia Newton-John sounded beautiful,” one comment read. “The harmony between these two great women was perfect. Thank you, Dolly, for this.”
Another comment read, “Two of the sweetest, most talented, beautiful souls sharing their magic with us. What a delightful treat. Olivia giving her all while battling cancer. Truly a gift she left for us, her adoring fans. I will always love her and Dolly. Two incredible legends.”
The duet of “Jolene” is a touching tribute to two music icons, both of whom have touched the hearts of fans around the world. Olivia Newton-John’s fans may have been surprised by the release of a new single, but they can be grateful that they got to hear her beautiful voice one last time, in the company of her dear friend and fellow singer, Dolly Parton.
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