this week, cover songs. sometimes, they’re the worst idea ever–horrid, awful, embarrassing attempts to recreate something that should never be touched again. (kinda like when spielberg thought it would be a great idea to release that tom cruise disaster remake of war of the worlds.) but then, there are times when genius strikes and the remake is, dare i say, very nearly better than the original. these songs, in my humble opinion, fall in the latter category.
i played this literally 6 or 7 times at the end of my workday yesterday. and my ears don’t regret it. unfortunately, i can’t find a video, so you’ll have to link elsewhere to hear it, but its upbeat tempo and smooth sound will not leave you disappointed. (and…i’m listening to it again.)
listen here. *jazz hands*
the only one to ever come close to topping that version is the always lovely, never superfluous dolly parton. (that was for you, cody.)
pomplamoose music :: september
i would be remiss if i didn’t include the incredibly adorable duo of pomplamoose music. remember their version of single ladies? amazeballs.
i’m a fanatical dolly parton admirer, what can i say? plus, it’s just a damn good song, and you know you like it, too.
joe cocker :: with a little help from my friends
sorry, folks, but cocker blows this beatles original out of the water–all day, every day.
sarah mclachlan :: river
i didn’t even realize this version existed until KFO’H shared it with me (where would i be without her? lost, obvy.). i don’t necessarily think it’s better than joni mitchell’s, but mchlachlan’s rendition is so beautiful, i couldn’t resist including it.