Kickstarter Groove of the Day/Dolly Parton/’9 to 5′

By Patrick DeMarco

Happy Monday, kids!! You’re probably wondering why I’m just so damn cheery for the start of the week. There’s actually quite a few reasons. One, the weather is (finally) just absolutely perfect, and two, your upcoming Philly Mixtape week is set to be…the biggest one yet. While we can’t give away all of our secrets, let’s just say that we’ve got a very colorful Mixtape Music Vault selection, a very boombastic ‘Forgot About Friday,’ and so much music truth, it’s ridiculous. The last reason I’m so happy this morning? Our daily kickstarter grooves this week are giving it up to the country divas, and we’re starting in the most delightful bumpkin way…by pressing play on Dolly Parton’s smash hit, ‘9 to 5.’ Really, what could be better than that?

Just to give you guys a little background, ‘9 to 5’ was a 1980 single written for the classic film of the same name that starred Parton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin as three women who worked together who came up with a kidnap plot to get even with their mean old sexist boss, played by Dabney Coleman. This was also the film that Ms. Dolly made her acting debut in, which then led her star in ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,’ ‘Rhinestones,’ and of course, ‘Steel Magnolias.’ When ‘9 to 5’ was released in the winter of ’80, it bulldozed straight to the top of the charts, where it worked it out there for two weeks, and would also win Dolly the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance. The song and film became an instant classic, and its accompanying video is to die for as it features lots of ladies doing the White Ked power lunch hustle…just like you guys will do once ‘9 to 5′ gets stuck in your heads once again. Are you ready for all things Dolly and a brand spankin’ new week? Go time, kids… 

 

 

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