'Gonna Be You': Dolly Parton, Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper, Belinda Carlisle and others unite for new song
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: It’s a great time to be alive as the news has just come in that pop legends Dolly Parton, Gloria Estefan, Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper and Debbie Harry are coming together to collaborate on a song! The song, titled ‘Gonna Be You,’ is to be released on Friday, January 20 and is penned by legendary songwriter Diane Warren. The song was recorded for the film ‘80 for Brady.’
Daily Mail reports that the movie stars veteran Hollywood actors Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno and Sally Field and follows their characters’ stories as they embark on a road trip to see NFL legend Tom Brady play his final Super Bowl tournament. Diane Warren, the writer of the song, has stated that the singers were not chosen for their ages, but for their superstardom in the 80s and their continued legacy.
“Since 80 was in the title I got a crazy idea,” Warren said in a statement. “Why not get some of the most iconic singers from the 80s, who are still amazing and always will be, to sing it?” She then went on to add, “I wanted to write a song that celebrated these [characters’] deep friendship. Everyone I approached said yes and was just as excited as me. I’m honoured to have Dolly Parton, Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Debbie Harry on this song. Gonna Be You is that song you want to sing along to with all your good friends.”
Belinda Carlisle, one of the singers on the lineup, also announced the news on Instagram as she shared her excitement at collaborating with the other big names. “Yassssssssss!!!!!! What an honor to sing with @dollyparton @cyndilauper @gloriaestefan and DEBBIE HARRY! This secret has been hard to keep….. coming out January 20- the theme song for @80forbrady 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉written by @dianewarren”
All five legends may have peaked in the 80s, but they continue to work and put their music out there! Belinda Carlisle is all set to tour the UK in February, whereas Debbie Harry and her band Blondie had released the ‘Against All Odds 1974-1982’ box set in August last year. Cyndi Lauper’s most recent release was the 2016 album Detour, whereas Estefan’s ‘Estefan Family Christmas’ was a big hit last year. Dolly Parton on the other hand continues to make big TV appearances and her ‘Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol’ finishes its run at the Southbank Center in London this month.