Dolly Parton, Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, and Gloria Estefan Rock Tom Brady’s Jersey in New Music Video
Inspired by a true story, the comedy 80 For Brady is about four long-time friends who aspire to see their hero Tom Brady in the 2017 Super Bowl LI. Before the movie’s release, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning songwriter Diane Warren rallied icons Dolly Parton, Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, and Debbie Harry to sing “Gonna Be You” for the film’s tracklist.
Of course, the song was released with a music video produced by Damon Elliott, which also features fem-legends Parton, Carlisle, Lauper, and Estefan sporting Tom Brady’s lucky number twelve on a Patriots jersey. Songwriter Diane Warren champions her excitement for the release of the song and music video, stating:
“When I wrote ‘Gonna Be You’ for 80 FOR BRADY, I wanted to write a song that celebrated these women’s deep friendship. Since 80 was in the title I got a crazy idea, why not get some of the most iconic singers from the 80s, who are still amazing and always will be, to all sing it?!!!! Everyone I approached said yes and was just as excited as me!! I’m honored 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!!!”
Parton, Carlisle, Lauper, and Estefan share in Diane Warren’s excitement as well, also commenting on “Gonna Be You” to share:
“I’m so excited to be a part of 80 for Brady and the Diane Warren title song for it. Working with Jane, Lily, and Sally Field again, my older pals that are in the movie, and then working with all the wonderful artists on the song and video, like Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Debbie Harry was a joy. This is very exciting to me. I love feeling like I’m still part of something great and being with those gals that we know are great was a thrill.” – Dolly Parton
“What an honor to sing a song by my favourite songwriter with four other women who I have been a fan of for years! It doesn’t get much better than this.” – Belinda Carlisle
“This was such a great project to be part of because it was nice to be able to join forces with my pals for the song. Each of these women mean a lot to me. Friendships between women are important and I think Diane’s lyrics captured that. It was really touching. You don’t often see female “buddy movies” so this was fun.” – Cyndi Lauper
“When my good friend, Diane Warren invited me to be a part of “Gonna Be You” and told me who’d be on it with me it was a resounding YES! What an honor to share this incredible experience with women that I have admired for decades!” – Gloria Estefan
Well, what are you waiting for? Watch 80 For Brady’s music video for “Gonna Be You” and you might even see Tom Brady himself!