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What Happens When You Slow Down Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” To 33 Is Absolutely Amazing
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What Happens When You Slow Down Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” To 33 Is Absolutely Amazing

We all probably listened to songs at wrong speeds during one time or another. While this usually leads to some uncanny sounds, slowing down Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” to 33 RPM (revolutions per minute) creates a different, but awesome version of the track. Some listeners even compared the end result with Cher’s and Tracy Chapman’s voices.

The original song became Parton’s second solo number-one single on the country charts. It tells a story about a woman who confronts Jolene, a beautiful goddess, who she believes is trying to steal her lover. Dolly claims that “Jolene” is the most-recorded song by other artists of all the songs she has written. It was released in 1973 and Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number 217 in the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list.

Take a listen and let us know which version you prefer!

More info: YouTube (h/t)

Original “Jolene”

“Jolene” slowed down to 33 RPM

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Fire Bird
Community Member
5 years ago

Sounds like a man. Interesting.

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

They almost always sound like men when slowed down. I used to mess a lot with sound when I was a kid. It was interesting to hear the fast and slow versions of same songs. Anyway, yeah, this result here is interesting indeed, and the "manly" voice sounds very natural one could be fooled into this being a cover song or something.

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Lance d'Boyle
Community Member
5 years ago

I knew it. Dolly Parton is just a gay guy with a barrel chest on speed singing about a woman who is going to take his man. A many layered song when you know this.

Justyna
Community Member
5 years ago

i'm crying XD

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maobe
Community Member
5 years ago

interessting... the original sounds to so brutal squeaky as a voice on helium, i like the 33rpm version much more!

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Fire Bird
Community Member
5 years ago

Sounds like a man. Interesting.

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

They almost always sound like men when slowed down. I used to mess a lot with sound when I was a kid. It was interesting to hear the fast and slow versions of same songs. Anyway, yeah, this result here is interesting indeed, and the "manly" voice sounds very natural one could be fooled into this being a cover song or something.

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Lance d'Boyle
Community Member
5 years ago

I knew it. Dolly Parton is just a gay guy with a barrel chest on speed singing about a woman who is going to take his man. A many layered song when you know this.

Justyna
Community Member
5 years ago

i'm crying XD

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maobe
Community Member
5 years ago

interessting... the original sounds to so brutal squeaky as a voice on helium, i like the 33rpm version much more!

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