Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus Team Up for New Version of ‘Wrecking Ball’

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Ten years after Miley Cyrus got here in like a “wrecking ball,” her signature track has gotten a brand new rhinestone shine, courtesy of her godmother, Dolly Parton.

Parton, 77, launched her model of “Wrecking Ball” on Friday, October 20. Beginning with a melancholy piano, Parton sings the primary verse earlier than Cyrus, 30, joins her on the refrain. By the second verse, the guitars and drums kick in, remodeling the track into an emotional thunderstorm that leaves nobody standing in its wake. Parton and Cyrus’ voices play off one another like lightning bolts earlier than the crashing crescendo.

There’s even a spot the place the ladies sing Parton’s “I Will All the time Love You” on the finish, as if this new model wasn’t already nice sufficient.

Parton revealed that Cyrus’ track had a huge effect on her — a lot that she wanted a model on her upcoming Rockstar album. “After I heard ‘Wrecking Ball,’ I virtually wept in my automotive,” she stated in a press launch for this new take.

“When it began into the refrain, it hit me like a wrecking ball!” she added. “I believed, ‘How nice can a track be, and the way nice can Miley Cyrus be?’ I believed, ‘I’ve to have that track on my rock album, and I’ve to have Miley sing it with me!’ I adore it, and I hope you do!”

“Wrecking Ball” got here crashing in August 2013. After debuting at No. 50 on the Billboard Sizzling 100, it will definitely climbed to the highest to change into Cyrus’ first No. 1 track on the chart. The track and provocative video — that includes Cyrus first in a white tank prime, underwear and boots earlier than she stripped down to only her Dr. Martens — grew to become synonymous together with her Bangerz period.

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Since then, the “Flowers” singer has advanced, however her relationship with Parton has stayed the identical. Cyrus defined in 2019 how she bought nearer with Parton. “[It was when] we began doing Hannah Montana, and he or she was taking part in my aunt,” Cyrus informed Leisure Tonight. “And she or he doesn’t actually let me name her godmother. She likes fairy godmother significantly better.”

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“I labored with [Miley’s dad] Billy Ray for all these years when he had ‘Achy Breaky Coronary heart,’” Parton stated in 2019. “He labored with me on some reveals we did within the early days. I feel he opened a few of my reveals and we simply bought to know one another, and I wrote a track known as ‘Romeo’ and had him in a video. After which when Miley got here alongside, , we simply stated, ‘She’s bought to be my fairy goddaughter.’”

Parton and Cyrus have teamed up a number of instances all through the years. They sang “Jolene” collectively on The Voice in 2016, starred in T-Cellular’s 2022 Tremendous Bowl industrial and Parton joined Cyrus for Miley’s New 12 months’s Eve Get together in December of that yr.

Parton’s Rockstar arrives on Friday, November 17. The 30-track album is her first foray into rock music and a loving retrospective of a number of the style’s largest hits. It’s additionally a star-studded extravaganza, with appearances by Sting, Debbie Harry, Rob Halford, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sheryl Crow, and the 2 surviving Beatles — Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr — simply to call just a few.