Elton John and Dolly Parton record new duet

Music icons Elton John and Dolly Parton have recorded a collaboration of ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’.

Watching Elton John and Dolly Parton duet on ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’ would be like witnessing a musical dream come true, as two iconic performers from different genres unite to create a truly unforgettable performance that is sure to leave fans of all ages and backgrounds feeling uplifted and inspired.

Back in December, Dolly Parton revealed that she had recorded the iconic track for her album, however that she wanted Elton John’s input. “I’ve sent out a message asking if he would sing with me on it and possibly play the piano” she said. “So if y’all get to see him, say, ‘Dolly wants you to sing on her record!’” 

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According to The Sun newspaper, when John discovered that Parton wanted to collaborate he “leapt at the chance”, as he has always been a “massive fan of Dolly”. The two have performed live together numerous times throughout the years, including singing ‘Imagine’ and ‘Turn Out the Lights as You Leave’.

‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’ was originally released on May 20th, 1974. It reached no. 16 on the UK singles chart and top 10 on the Billboard top 100. In the US, the single was certified gold on September 6 that same year. Parton has confirmed that she is a huge fan of the song, and the collaboration will be featured on her upcoming album.

Parton has said that her upcoming album rock ‘n’ roll, will be released “sometime next fall hopefully, in time for the Christmas season next year”. It will feature her own original songs as well as covers of classic hits and collaborations with other artists including Paul McCartney and Stevie Nicks. It will also feature new music from the singer, including the track ‘Don’t Make Me Come Down There’.