Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus: A Duet Decades in the Making
Dolly Parton has breathed new life into her goddaughter’s hit track, “Wrecking Ball,” offering a fresh perspective on this iconic song within her highly anticipated album, Rockstar. In a dazzling display of musical synergy, she teams up with the talented 30-year-old vocalist Miley Cyrus, creating an enthralling duet. Listen to the collaboration below:
A Decade of “Wrecking Ball”
This year marks the 10th anniversary of “Wrecking Ball,” a song initially released by Miley in August 2013 as the second single from her album, Bangerz. The song quickly became a cultural phenomenon, resonating with fans worldwide. It’s a testament to Miley’s artistry that her music has continued to captivate audiences over the years. Listen to the original:
Related: Watch Miley Cyrus’ music video for “Jaded,” released earlier this year.
A Seamless Transition and Iconic Legacy
Towards the song’s conclusion, listeners are treated to a seamless transition from the poignant line, “I will always want you,” to the iconic phrase, “I will always love you.” This phrase holds a special place in the hearts of many, as it became an enormous hit for Dolly herself and gained further prominence when Whitney Houston delivered a breathtaking rendition in the film The Bodyguard.
Dolly’s Emotional Reaction
Earlier this summer, Dolly Parton shared her emotional experience upon hearing “Wrecking Ball” for the first time. She recounted feeling a surge of emotions similar to the ones she experienced when hearing Whitney Houston’s rendition of “I Will Always Love You.” Dolly said, “I was driving, heard that one, and almost wrecked. And when I heard ‘Wrecking Ball,’ I almost wrecked again!” Her candid reaction underscores the enduring impact of Miley’s music and the profound connection it forms with its listeners.
Share Your Thoughts
As we celebrate the enduring legacy of “Wrecking Ball” and anticipate the release of Dolly Parton’s Rockstar, we invite you to share your thoughts on your first encounter with Miley’s “Wrecking Ball.” This song has left an indelible mark on music history, and its resonance continues to influence generations of artists and fans alike.