Dolly Parton & Kelly Clarkson Reimagine “9 to 5” for New Doc; Dolly “Diamonds & Rhinestones” Collection Out 11/18

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Originally written and recorded for the 1980 comedy film of the same name starring  Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton, “9 to 5” became something of an anthem for office workers everywhere — as well as one of Parton‘s signature songs, earning her an Academy Award nomination and four Grammy nominations.

On Sept. 16, a new documentary titled Still Working 9 to 5 will be premiered next week, chronicling the song, its story and legacy — with a special emphasis on the women’s movement that surrounds the song. Connected to the film is a new version of the song from Parton and Kelly Clarkson, which was premiered on Friday:

Said the two singers on their collaboration:

“Nobody sings like Kelly Clarkson. She makes any song come alive. I love her voice on 9 to 5 and I am so proud I got to sing with her on it. I’m equally as proud of the wonderful arrangement and production by Shane McAnally.” – Dolly Parton

“I am so honored that Dolly asked me to reimagine this iconic song, ‘9 to 5,’ with her! She is so talented, an inspiration to all women, and one of the sweetest people you will ever meet! I hope y’all like what we did, but even if you don’t, remember I got to sing a duet with the magical Dolly Parton and now have bragging rights til the end of time!” – Kelly Clarkson

And here’s the classic video for the original song:

More on the film:

Still Working 9 to 5 reunites stars Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dabney Coleman from original 9 to 5 film, as well as Rita Moreno from the 9 to 5 TV series, Allison Janney from the Broadway musical, and other stars from the television and stage versions of the classic film. Also featured are activists and individuals closely associated with the women’s movement both now and then. The documentary explores the comedic tone of the film and how it resonated with a wide audience at a time when the feminist message was being rejected and/or feared by a large swathe of the population. It further follows how the success of the film spawned various 9 to 5 spin-offs including a TV series (1980s) and musicals (2009 & 2019), discussing the same issues addressed in the film (and its spinoffs) and questions if the message retains its original poignancy, as well as examining what has and has not changed for women in the workplace over the last 40 years.

here’s a teaser trailer for the film:

While on the topic of Dolly Parton and her amazing career, a new collection titled Diamonds & Rhinestones : The Greatest Hits Collection will be released on Nov. 18.

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And its track listing:

1. 9 to 5
2. Jolene
3. Here You Come Again
4. Islands In The Stream feat. Kenny Rogers
5. I Will Always Love You
6. Coat of Many Colors
7. My Tennessee Mountain Home
8. The Bargain Store
9. Baby I’m Burnin’
10. Better Get To Livin’
11. Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That
12. Love Is Like A Butterfly
13. Heartbreaker
14. Red Shoes
15. The Seeker
16. Together You & I
17. Two Doors Down
18. When Life Is Good Again
19. Tennessee Homesick Blues
20. It’s All Wrong But It’s All Right
21. Real Love with Kenny Rogers
22. Silver Threads and Golden Needles w/ Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and Tammy Wynette
23. Faith (Galantis & Dolly Parton feat. Mr. Probz)

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