Dolly Parton And Kelly Clarkson Reimagine '9 To 5' For A New Generation

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At agelong last, Kelly Clarkson and Dolly Parton are a dreamy philharmonic duo.

On Friday, the brace released a reimagined mentation of “9 to 5,” the rubric way of the 1980 drama starring Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Clarkson’s vocals are beforehand and halfway connected the track, presented present arsenic a downtempo popular ballad.

The opus volition beryllium featured successful “Still Working 9 to 5,” a caller documentary that examines women’s rights successful the American workforce successful the 42 years since the merchandise of the “9 to 5” movie.

“Nobody sings similar Kelly Clarkson. She makes immoderate opus travel alive,” Parton said successful a property release. “I emotion her dependable connected ‘9 to 5,’ and I americium truthful arrogant I got to sing with her connected it. I’m arsenic arsenic arrogant of the fantastic statement and accumulation by Shane McAnally.”

Clarkson echoed those sentiments, telling People, “I anticipation y’all similar what we did, but adjacent if you don’t, retrieve I got to sing a duet with the magical Dolly Parton, and present person bragging rights til the extremity of time!”

Listen to Kelly Clarkson and Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” below.

Clarkson has been an outspoken admirer of Parton for years. In fact, she first performed “9 to 5” arsenic portion of a “Kellyoke” conception for the inaugural occurrence of “The Kelly Clarkson Show” successful 2019. This March, she paid tribute to Parton with a tender show of “I Will Always Love You” astatine the 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards.

The merchandise of “9 to 5” follows Clarkson celebrating the 20th anniversary of her “American Idol” triumph a fewer days ago.

In a Variety interview published Wednesday, the three-time Grammy victor confirmed plans to merchandise a caller medium adjacent year. Returning to the workplace aft her divorcement from Brandon Blackstock was a “really healing” experience, she explained.

“I’m moving connected this successful therapy: I person a hard clip vocalizing what I’m feeling sometimes, truthful euphony is adjuvant for me,” Clarkson told the magazine. The caller songs, she said, bespeak “the arc of a relationship, due to the fact that the opening is truthful beauteous and truthful sweet, and past it evolves. And sometimes it doesn’t germinate however you want.”

Dolly Parton and Kelly Clarkson astatine  the 2022 ACM Awards.
Dolly Parton and Kelly Clarkson astatine the 2022 ACM Awards.

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