26 08 2010

The name, “Jolene” is apparently good fodder for good song-writing. Below are three big hits all with the same, one-word, one-name title. I’ve seen the first two bands play each of these songs live, and I can confirm that each are pretty rockin’ songs. My BFF Matt has seen Dolly Parton live and has told me many times about how amazing she is. So one can thus gather that if you write or perform a song with this name, it is sure to be amazing.

One of my all-time favorite songs by the band, Cake is, “Jolene.”

Then there’s another completely different song, the cover hit by The White Stripes with the same name:

And all covers come from some place. Here’s the original song, made popular by one of Nashville’s finest, Dolly Parton:




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