Dolly Parton Gets The Beatles Back Together For Reimagined Rendition Of “Let It Be” With Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr

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I’m quite sure only Dolly Parton could get The Beatles back together.

She released a new single from her forthcoming, first full-fledged rock and roll project Rockstar today, which features the two living Fab Four members in Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on a reimagined version of their mega hit “Let It Be.”

This feature marks one of the rare collaborations that Starr and McCartney have teamed up outside of one of their own projects. In 2020, they worked on Ringo’s tune “Here’s to the Nights” from his Zoom In EP together, and the year prior, Starr was a surprise guest on the final show of McCartney’s Freshen Up tour.

This version of “Let It Be” also features McCartney playing piano, Starr on drums, Peter Frampton on guitar and Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood on percussion, making it an all-star single and really incredible group of talented, legendary musicians all featured on one song, which I think is pretty damn cool.

I mean, the fact that Dolly quite literally got the band back together says everything you need to know about they respect they have for her, and that’s quite possibly the coolest part about it all.

“Let It Be” was released as a single in March of 1970 as the title track to their album of the same name, and was written and sung by Paul McCartney. They redid some of the instrumentation for the album version.

At the time of release, it had the highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100, starting the chart run at #6 and eventually peaking at the top spot. It was the Beatles’ final single before McCartney announced his departure from the band, and has since been certified 2X Platinum in the United States by the RIAA.

Rockstar is due out everywhere on November 17th, which features an absolutely all-star cast full of rock icons and legends on a good majority of the songs.

Dolly has already put out some really cool singles and collaborations too, from “Magic Man (Carl Version) ft. Ann Wilson,” ‘“Bygones ft. Rob Halford with special guests Nikki Sixx & John 5,” and a mashup Queen’s multi-Platinum mega hits “We Are The Champions” and “We Will Rock You.”

I think this is the best she’s sounded so far, and I’m convinced that Dolly Parton is quite literally the Queen of everything at this point…

Turn it up:

“Let It Be”

Rockstar tracklist:

1. Rock Star (special guest Richie Sambora)
2. World on Fire
3. Every Breath You Take (feat. Sting)
4. Open Arms (feat. Steve Perry)
5. Magic Man (feat. Ann Wilson with special guest Howard Leese)
6. Long As I Can See The Light (feat. John Fogerty)
7. Either Or (feat. Kid Rock)
8. I Want You Back (feat. Steven Tyler with special guest Warren Haynes)
9. What Has Rock And Roll Ever Done For You (feat. Stevie Nicks with special guest Waddy Wachtel)
10. Purple Rain
11. Baby, I Love Your Way (feat. Peter Frampton)
12. I Hate Myself For Loving You (feat. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)
13. Night Moves (feat. Chris Stapleton)
14. Wrecking Ball (feat. Miley Cyrus)
15. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (feat. P!nk & Brandi Carlile)
16. Keep On Loving You (feat. Kevin Cronin)
17. Heart Of Glass (feat. Debbie Harry)
18. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (feat. Elton John)
19. Tried To Rock And Roll Me (feat. Melissa Etheridge)
20. Stairway To Heaven (feat. Lizzo & Sasha Flute)
21. We Are The Champions
22. Bygones (feat. Rob Halford with special guests Nikki Sixx & John 5)
23. My Blue Tears (feat. Simon Le Bon)
24. What’s Up? (feat. Linda Perry)
25. You’re No Good (feat. Emmylou Harris & Sheryl Crow)
26. Heartbreaker (feat. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo)
27. Bittersweet (feat. Michael McDonald)
28. I Dreamed About Elvis (feat. Ronnie McDowell with special guest The Jordanaires)
29. Let It Be (feat. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr with special guests Peter Frampton & Mick Fleetwood)
30. Free Bird (feat. Ronnie Van Zant with special guests Gary Rossington, Artimus Pyle and The Artimus Pyle Band)

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