Dolly Parton covers Queen hits We Are The Champions and We Will Rock You in new music video promoting 2024 Olympics in Paris

Dolly Parton covers Queen hits We Are The Champions and We Will Rock You in new music video promoting 2024 Olympics in Paris

  • The 77-year-old country music legend collaborated with NBCUniversal on the video that celebrates athletes ahead of next years Olympic Games in France
  •  ‘I love the Olympics! I do my best to plan my schedule to watch as much of it as I possibly can,’ Dolly said in a statement
  • Dolly’s renditions of the Queen songs are part of her upcoming album Rockstar that was inspired by her 2022 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Dolly Parton released a new music video on Wednesday for her cover of the Queen hits We Are The Champions and We Will Rock You that will be used to promote coverage of the upcoming 2024 Olympics in Paris.

The 77-year-old country music legend collaborated with NBCUniversal on the video that celebrates athletes ahead of next years Olympic Games in France.

‘I love the Olympics! I do my best to plan my schedule to watch as much of it as I possibly can,’ Dolly said in a statement.

‘I tape it just in case I miss the live action on a certain day and watch it back as soon as possible. I laugh, I cry, I scream, there are no losers in the Olympics as they have all spent a lifetime preparing but I celebrate with the ones that go away with the gold, silver, and bronze medals,’ she added.

The video opened with Dolly singing the rock anthem We Are The Champions while sitting alone in an empty stadium.

New video: Dolly Parton released a new music video on Wednesday for her cover of the Queen hits We Are The Champions and We Will Rock You that will be used to promote coverage of the upcoming 2024 Olympics in Paris

She wore an all-white outfit with silver rhinestone while delivering the opening lyrics that were punctuated by fireworks as the imagery turned the Olympics followed Dolly in a golden gown singing in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Athletes were shown competing in various sports as Dolly continued belting out the 1977 song that has become an anthem for victories at sporting events.

Olympians and teams featured in the video included: Simone Biles, Suni Lee, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, Noah Lyles, Katie Ledecky, the women’s soccer team, men’s and women’s basketball teams, and multiple international athletes.

Dolly also was shown performing in triplicate wearing gold, silver and bronze dresses in front of the Eiffel Tower.

The video concluded with Dolly surrounded by fans singing along with her in a full stadium before it transitioned into Dolly performing We Will Rock You while clapping along with everyone.

‘Dolly Parton is an American Icon whose popularity and recognition across generations is unmatched,” said NBCUniversal executive Jenny Storms in a statement. “She is also a close member of the NBCUniversal family, an Olympic super-fan, and has a new version of two of the greatest sports anthems of all time. So, she was the perfect choice to get America excited about Team USA and next summer’s Paris Olympics.’

The country singer inverted the order of the Queen songs that were featured on Queen’s 1977 album News Of The World as We Will Rock You is followed by We Are The Champions on the album and also when they were performed live.

Dolly’s rendition of ‘We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You’ is part of her upcoming album Rockstar that was inspired by her 2022 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Paris landmark: The 77-year-old country music legend also was shown performing in triplicate wearing gold, silver and bronze dresses in front of the Eiffel Tower

Paris landmark: The 77-year-old country music legend also was shown performing in triplicate wearing gold, silver and bronze dresses in front of the Eiffel Tower

Gold medals: Images were shown of athletes competing and celebrating at the OIympics

Gold medals: Images were shown of athletes competing and celebrating at the OIympics

Singing along: The video concluded with Dolly surrounded by fans singing along with her in a full stadium before it transitioned into Dolly performing We Will Rock You while clapping along with everyone

Singing along: The video concluded with Dolly surrounded by fans singing along with her in a full stadium before it transitioned into Dolly performing We Will Rock You while clapping along with everyone

Teaming up: Dolly collaborated with NBCUniversal on the video that celebrates athletes ahead of next years Olympic Games in France

Teaming up: Dolly collaborated with NBCUniversal on the video that celebrates athletes ahead of next years Olympic Games in France

Rockstar is set to be released on November 17 and the covers album includes appearances by multiple artists, including: Lizzo, Miley Cyrus, Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr, John Fogerty, Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Steven Tyler, Steve Perry, Sting, Sheryl Crow and others.

The 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics will be presented across the networks of NBCUniversal and Peacock beginning in July 2024.

NBCUniversal owns the US media rights to the Olympic Games through 2032, which are scheduled for Paris (2024), Milan Cortina (2026), Los Angeles (2028) and Brisbane (2032).

The host city for the 2030 Winter Olympics has not yet been selected.

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