Top 10: Dolly Parton’s Jolene {Mumford & Marling, Newton-John, White Stripes…]

Via Waylon Lewis
on Feb 24, 2011
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I didn’t really know this song. But last week, I finally fell for Mumford & Sons, and came across this catchy gem, and of course it was familiar—everyone knows this song, and the feeling it conveys—of defeat and heartbreak and jealousy and helplessness.

I watched a few versions, falling for Marling, too:

Same version, diff angle:

Love this one:

Nora Jones:

Kinda unbearable slash awesome. Nice dance moves, hey:

Like White Stripes, don’t like:

Awesome…for about 30 secs:

Finally, I had to find the original.

Most popular version:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “Top 10: Dolly Parton’s Jolene {Mumford & Marling, Newton-John, White Stripes…]”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Waylon Lewis, Tippy RammaDamma. Tippy RammaDamma said: RT @elephantjournal: Jolene, she's mean: […]

  2. René Cousineau says:

    I love Dolly. It's weird how her entire audience is yellow in the first video…