Dolly Parton has her eye set on securing a bag – with Beyoncé’s help. During a recent interview with Trevor Noah, the country star admitted that, even with the star-studded list of performers who have covered her 1974 hit, “Jolene,” there’s still one more artist who she’d like to see take it on.
“I would just love to hear ‘Jolene’ done in just a big way, kind of like how Whitney [Houston] did my ‘I Will Always Love You,'” the 76-year-old continued. “Just someone that can take my little songs and make them like powerhouses. That would be a marvellous day in my life if she ever does do ‘Jolene.'”
Over on Twitter, the conversation seems to be split between people who couldn’t imagine Yoncé singing the track’s sometimes demeaning lyrics, and those who are well aware that Parton is hoping to collaborate with such a big name to secure herself a nice cheque, but simply don’t care because they’re so desperate to hear the Houston native’s take on the song.
Would you want to hear Beyoncé do a cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”? Check out the online discourse for yourself below, and let us know your thoughts in the comment section.
Beyoncé singing stuff like : „and I can not compete with u jolene“ does not sit right with me I’m sorry 😭 listen to her singing resentment lol „she ain’t even half of me, that bitch could never be“
— é (@honeyoncee) March 11, 2022
Love Dolly down but Miley did Jolene justice
— Be Oscar Nominated Alive (@LK9481) March 11, 2022
Why did I get chills reading this? Like yes!! LOL!
— 🧡 Superhero with Villain Tendencies 🧡 (@ItsJazzzYo) March 11, 2022
She want them checks that’s what she wants !!
— TPD 📖 (@theprincessd_) March 11, 2022
This would’ve been perfect for Lemonade given the circumstances 😭anyway Dolly tryna get that check!! She got paid $10 Mill for whitney’s cover and still getting coin
— Jalin🇵🇷| 🇨🇺 (@JalinRivera) March 11, 2022
Dolly trying to get that big ass bag again. I ain’t mad. https://t.co/8XO1LPiWTP
— Calling me Jazz is an automatic block (@jasminemh94) March 12, 2022
BEYONCÉ PLEASE IM BEGGING YOU https://t.co/w3qTFMPXcH
— Kenzie F Baby 🇿🇼 (@no_sucker_MC) March 12, 2022