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!! OMG, 40 musical reasons why Dolly Parton is a groundbreaking genius, in chronological order !!

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To celebrate the third leg of Dolly Parton‘s Pure & Simple tour (beginning this Friday in Toronto), we asked our friend Brad, the biggest Dolly fan we know, to create a chronological list of his favourite Dolly songs.

You might be surprised that most of Dolly’s songs (particularly the early ones) are not about romantic heartbreak, but uplifting things like unplanned pregnancy, child abuse, murder, and insanity — from a feminist perspective.

Heads up: We didn’t even try to include a song from Trio or Trio II, the glorious collaboration albums from Dolly, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt. You should really listen to those in their entirety.

Now, on to the list! Song titles in bold are the ones Brad predicts Dolly is most likely to play on the Pure & Simple tour.
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01. Dumb Blonde (1967) was the first single from Dolly’s first album Hello, I’m Dolly. She ain’t no dumb blonde though!

02. Just Because I’m A Woman (1968) was Dolly’s first single on RCA. She wrote it in response to her husband’s disappointment that she wasn’t a virgin when they were married in 1966 (50 years ago!). Some radio stations refused to play it because it was considered controversial at the time.

03. In The Good Old Days When Times Were Bad (1969) is about Dolly’s impoverished childhood and her mixed emotions about those times. It’s full of imagery and sincerity. Classic Dolly.

Continue the Dolly Parton musical journey after the jump!

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!! OMG, a contest: AlunaGeorge ‘I Remember’ !!

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Enter to win I Remember, the sophomore album from electro-pop alchemists AlunaGeorge, including the hit singles “I’m In Control” (featuring PopCaan) and “Mean What I Mean” (featuring Leikeli 47 & Dreezy, watch the video after the jump).

The album is available September 16 on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

THE CONTEST: According to The Coveteur, AlunaGeorge had the song of the summer this year. Which song is it?

THE RULES: Please email your contest entry along with your full name, North American shipping address, and telephone number to [email protected]. All personal information is collected in accordance with our privacy policy.

The first three correct responses will win copies of I Remember! The winners will be announced on our Facebook page next week.

BONUS: Watch the video for “Mean What I Mean” after the jump.

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!! OMG, “I don’t know her”: Mariah Carey’s brother accuses her of abandoning family UHGAIN! !!

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FAMILY WOES! Time’s are tough when you’re the sibling who wasn’t born with the golden voice! That’s what Mimi‘s family are finding, as they take to Inside Edition to call her out for not compensating them for being born next to her! Watch her brother go-in on her above!

UPDATE: The video has been taken down and isn’t even available on Inside Edition’s website. This seems like the work of Mariah’s lawyers.

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