There’s something about this song that is greater than the sum of its parts. On paper it shouldn’t work. The lyrics are so-so. The pairing of Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton seems a little off.
But their chemistry is off the charts. They’re having a great time, and thus so are we. Dolly’s little mistake in the live version below somehow makes them even more charming. Islands In The Stream is what we’re all looking for in a duet–magic.