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Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m on Fire’ Sped Up Sounds Like Dolly Parton

The twang is impeccable

picture-18276-1372868632By: Chris Martins // April 24, 2014

There’s a lot of ridiculous crap on the Internet that involves somehow mutilating the music we hold dear — speed-ups, slow-downs, mash-up, dubstep goats — but sometimes a netizen stumbles upon a secret portal of synchronicitous perfection, taking to a place where we’re no longer sure what’s virtual and what’s reality. What we’re trying to tell you is this: If you speed up Bruce Springsteen’s 1985 single “I’m on Fire” to the proper degree, it sounds exactly as if Dolly Parton is the one singing the thing. Have your doubts? Go ahead. Hit the play-button below. Send your apologies to the comments section. Also, The A.V. Club dug up this “cover” version of Parton’s “Jolene.” And here she is rapping on the Queen Latifah Show. Sadly, that last one is unedited.