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25 Definitive Dolly Parton Songs That'll Put You in a Better Mood

Redbook Logo By Grant Rindner of Redbook | Slide 2 of 26: $1.29Shop NowThis galloping track about a femme fatale figure is perhaps Parton's best-known single, and it has endured in American culture despite only peaking at No. 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973. On the song, Parton fears that a beautiful but cruel woman will steal away the love of her life. (She's been with her real-life love Carl Dean for over 50 years.)In the ensuing decades, "Jolene" has been covered by everyone from The White Stripes to Miley Cyrus to Becky G, but no one has come close to capturing the ache and the wide-eyed fear of Parton's original.

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This galloping track about a femme fatale figure is perhaps Parton's best-known single, and it has endured in American culture despite only peaking at No. 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973. On the song, Parton fears that a beautiful but cruel woman will steal away the love of her life. (She's been with her real-life love Carl Dean for over 50 years.)

In the ensuing decades, "Jolene" has been covered by everyone from The White Stripes to Miley Cyrus to Becky G, but no one has come close to capturing the ache and the wide-eyed fear of Parton's original.

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