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DLC Week of 3/17: Aretha Franklin and Dolly Parton

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We’ve reached the halfway point of Women’s History Month, but we’re just getting started with the amazing DLC celebrating women who helped shape the musical landscape we know and love. This week, we are thrilled to announce new DLC songs from two incomparable and uncompromising titans of music: Aretha Franklin (“Respect”) and Dolly Parton (“Jolene”).  

It’s impossible to quantify the significance of Aretha Franklin’s version of “Respect”. Originally written by soul legend Otis Redding, Aretha rearranged and covered the song for her 1967 album, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You. Besides the countless accolades and global success (#1 song on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” basically sums it up), “Respect” became a groundbreaking anthem for both the women’s rights & civil rights movements that started to swell in the late 1960’s. It would become Franklin’s signature song and, 55 years after its release, is just as urgent and topical as the day it was recorded. It’ll be a challenge trying to match Aretha’s pipes on vocals and the instruments all groove making this a must-have song for parties.

Born in a one-room cabin on a riverbank in Tennessee, Dolly Parton rose from humble beginnings to become a multi-talented singer, actor and entrepreneur known the world over. “Jolene” was the first single and title track from Dolly Parton’s thirteenth studio album. The song would become her second #1 on the Billboard Country Songs chart and, according to Dolly, her most-covered tune. As her music career continued to flourish, Dolly branched out and achieved even greater success as an actress and businesswoman. Not many singers can claim to own their own theme park! “Jolene” will put your guitar skills to the test with some wild note runs along with some awesome harmonies to try and emulate.

Both of these tracks are included in the Season 25 Season Pass. Pick it up today and save big on the entire season of DLC. 

Aretha Franklin “Respect” and Dolly Parton “Jolene” are available for $1.99 each.

  • Aretha Franklin - “Respect” 
  • Dolly Parton - “Jolene” 

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*Please note that this week’s DLC tracks will be available for purchase on Thursday, March 17th.