#13: Dolly Parton – Jolene
When it comes to writing and producing a good song, there are certain things that need to be present. And if you want your song to stand the test of time, you’re going to need some pretty good lyrics. Well, it should come as no surprise that singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist, Dolly Parton still manages to influence the younger generation with her music.
Who would have thought that the inspiration for Parton’s very famous, yet somewhat heartbreaking song came from a 10-year-old girl? We always thought that this song was about her partner falling for another woman, but apparently, that was all just made up. This does make more sense… I mean, who could ever cheat on the queen herself?