Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston are legends who by no means had the opportunity to perform the hit single “I Will Always Love You” together. In a latest interview with Watch What Happens Live, Parton found out that she was never approached to carry out the track with Houston. While she admits the Waiting to Exhale big name might have outperformed her vocally, she nonetheless might have preferred to have sung it with her.
“I was never requested to perform that with Whitney,” Parton found out. “I desire that could’ve happened, I might have cherished that, however I do not suppose I could’ve come up to snuff with her, though. She’d have out-sung me on that one for sure.”
WWHL on Twitter: “During #WWHL, @DollyParton said she wishes she could’ve performed ‘I Will Always Love You’ with Whitney Houston. “I would’ve loved that, but I don’t think I could come up to snuff with her though. She would’ve outsung me on that one for sure.” https://t.co/4ReL6humhD” / Twitter
Parton penned “I Will Always Love You” in 1973 to mention good-bye to Porter Wagoner, her mentor and enterprise partner. The track changed into a main hit, topping the Billboard Hot Country Songs twice. But the song won newfound reputation when Houston recorded it.
Houston recorded “I Will Always Love You” for The Bodyguard in 1992, catapulting Parton’s track to fame. It crowned the Billboard Hot one hundred charts for 14 consecutive weeks and have become a international hit. As nicely as being certified diamond, the track received Houston a Grammy for Record of the Year.
Parton has constantly praised Houston for her track rendition or even personally referred to as the singer to express her gratitude.
She told Grammy in a February 2019 interview that it was honestly her preferred rendition of one of her songs.
“I will always treasure, and should, the massive crossover with Whitney on ‘I Will Always Love You,’ because that really placed me in the forefront as a writer and an artist and I think it made loads of people see me as a writer,” Parton stated. “I was only a female with the big hair and big t– and a big personality, however I think that one kind of pointed a finger at me as a serious songwriter and the fact that it did so well and I was so touched by it and so honored by it that. That one will stand out in my mind forever.”
After her version of “I Will Always Love You” was released, Houston spoke with Rolling Stone about the country star. “I think Dolly Parton is a hell of a writer and a hell of a singer,” Houston shared. “I was so concerned when I sang her song how she’d feel about it, in terms of the arrangement, my licks, my flavor. When she stated she was floored, that meant so much to me.”
Dolly Parton’s Least Favorite Songs of Her Own
While these aren’t certainly regrets, these are songs that Dolly Parton herself has mentioned in the past that she doesn’t certainly care for. When you have the catalog that she does, you gained like everything you placed out. Attitudes would possibly even alternate over time. However, there are songs that stick out.
If you didn’t know, Dolly’s uncle Bill had a addiction of writing as nicely. The worked on a track, “I’ll Oilwells Love You,” a bit of a parody. It’s humorous and goofy and not really one of the most famous songs that she ever placed out.
Then there’s “I Don’t Want to Throw Rice” a little bit of a vengeful tune. Something about a damaged heart will make folks do all varieties of crazy things. “No I don’t want to throw rice / I want to throw rocks at her.” That’s pretty a flip for the usual Dolly. Feels extra like a Loretta Lynn track if you ask me.