Typically, a universal cringe takes place at the R29 offices anytime one of our fave songs gets the cover treatment. But, as of late, a lot of the recent reprises have been just as catchy as the originals — Celine Dion taking on Adele's "Rolling In The Deep," Best Coast singing Stevie Nicks' classic “Rhiannon,” the list goes on and on. Maybe it's a testament to the timelessness of certain tunes, or perhaps it's just further proof that nothing in art is 100% original — either way, we're not complaining!
So, when we stumbled upon Miley Cyrus' interpretation of Dolly Parton's "Jolene," we naturally held our collective breaths. This is the girl that gave us "Party in the U.S.A." and other pop lyrics — what the hell does this Disney princess want with our precious 1974 hit? We were surprised to find that she not only managed to make us melt with that raspy chorus, but didn't butcher the ballad into oblivion. Plus, considering Parton's the 20-year-old's godmother, the vid from last summer's Backyard Sessions was actually heartwarming.
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