So I'm going to introduce the thing, and then I'm going to hand off to you. Does that sound all right? Let's start this one by jumping back for a second. To the beginning, to the thing that first grabbed us about Dolly singing. It's that, when you talk to people about going to a Dolly Parton show, they often describe it as an alternate reality.
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It was released on October 15, as the first single and title track from her album of the same name , produced by Bob Ferguson. The song was ranked No. In the film The Intervention Clea Duvall ; , Annie Melanie Lynskey tells Lola Alia Shawkat , "Nobody likes a Jolene," after the younger woman stirs up trouble among a group of older couples by making a play for several individuals among them. A sign of the international extent of the song's popularity appeared during the Covid pandemic when the New Zealand government put the country in lockdown. A newspaper summary of "essential things to know" explained that washing one's hands with soap should take "as long as it takes to sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice or the chorus of Dolly Parton's hit song Jolene.
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The song is so important to Dolly, that when collaborating with Netflix to create the eight-part anthology series Heartstrings which came out on November 22 , she named an entire episode after it and had actresses Julianne Hough and Kimberly Williams-Paisley illustrate the story behind the recording. So, what do the lyrics mean? In , Dolly opened up to NPR about where she first got the idea for the now-iconic song. Even though the lyrics revolve around being jealous of another woman, the origin of "Jolene" actually came from a much more innocent place.
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