What’s better than Dolly Parton singing ‘9 to 5’? How about Kelly Clarkson jumping in to make Dolly’s iconic anthem a powerful duet?
If you need a second cup of ambition, Dolly Parton and Kelly Clarkson are serving it up hot. As part of Still Working 9 To 5, a documentary about the challenges that women still face in the workplace, Dolly’s iconic song from the 1980 classic was reimagined as a duet with the American Idol icon. The song also arrived on Sept. 9, National Women’s Equality Day.
Fans got an early preview of the song in the trailer for Still Working 9 To 5, released in late August. The new take on the song was produced by Shane McAnally, Sasha Alex Sloan, and King Henry and it earned high praise from Dolly. “I was blown away when I heard what Shane had done with my song,” Parton said, per Rolling Stone. “This arrangement shows how differently a song can be done, and the story can be told in a whole new way. A special thanks to Steve Summers [creative director for Dolly Parton Enterprises] for getting the ball rolling on this whole musical venture.”