#PlayTime: Dolly Parton Vs Blondie - Who Should Top The Bill At Glastonbury 2014?

24 June 2014 by


Eeek! Glastonbury Festival 2014 has landed and legendary acts Dolly Parton and Blondie are on the bill. They're joining Arcade Fire, Lily Allen, Warpaint and Staton Warriors on the list of acts who've already been announced.

With both Debbie Harry and Dolly on due to play there's sure to be big hair and bigger vocals flaunted at the festival this year, but the question is, who's going to be higher on the bill? 

In what is totally not an excuse to listen to some of our favourite songs - we've pitted Blondie against Dolly in a Glasto showdown.

Round 1: The karaoke classic


Blondie -'One Way or Another'

Covered by the likes of One Direction and Piper Perabo in THAT bar riot scene in Coyote Ugly, who can resist singing the 'getcha, getcha, getcha' bit?

Dolly Parton - '9 to 5'

I'm sorry Blondie, but Dolly Parton had one of the best karaoke classics OF ALL TIME.

Round 2: The 'everything's good' track


Blondie - 'Call Me'

The bad girl's good-time song, this Blondie anthem is the definitive soundtrack to any big Friday night. CALL ME!

Dolly Parton - 'Higher and Higher'

The soundtrack to more X Factor journeys than we can shake a blonde wig at, 'Higher and Higher' has so many good vibes. 

Round 3: The 'everything's not so good' track


Blondie - 'Heart Of Glass'

'Once I had a love and it was a gas/ Soon turned out had a heart of glass.' SOB!

Dolly Parton - 'Jolene' 

'He talks about you in his sleep/ There's nothing I can do to keep/ From crying when he calls your name.' WAHHHH!

Let us know your champion in the poll below. (Although we have to admit the real winners are the folk going to Glastonbury who get to see them both!)

BONUS - While researching this article we discovered Dolly Parton's Twitter feed of fierceness and motivation quotes. The singer is fan of raising spirits with the kinda cliches that are both adorable and hilarious. With highlights including 'the way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain,' she's 100% worth a follow. 

Here are some of our faves.


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