This cover of the Selena Gomez classic by French band Cats On Trees rethinks the song as a soulful, mournful ballad. Sometimes this type of reimagining of a song makes it lose its soul - but not so much in this case.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
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Friday, August 27, 2021
Monday, August 16, 2021
It is interesting to me that Sixpence None The Richer, a band with roots in the Christian music world, covered this song, with the line "I need God, not the political church".
And yet, Word Records put this out as part of their greatest hits album in 2004.
Sixpence None The Richer have excellent taste in covers. In this one, Leigh Nash brings her sing-songy voice to a song written and performed by the huskier-voiced Sam Phillips, and makes it into a differently beautiful masterpiece.
Thursday, August 12, 2021
In 1987, a movie about the life of Richie Valens was released.
Lou Diamond Phillips starred as Richie Valens, and he appears in this video with LA band Los Lobos, who did the singing and performing, at the request of the Valenzuela family (his real name was Richie Valenzuela). This version of the song went to #1 around the world and was by far the biggest hit of Los Lobos's career.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Thursday, July 8, 2021
I had absolutely no reason to post such a complete tribute to this song across both blogs today, other than the song is stuck in my damn head.
But this version by Kailee Morgue makes me glad that I did this. It brings a little more of an electronic and ever-so-slightly ethereal feeling to the Metric song
The song by the same artist is a little more straight-forward rock than electronic in its live version, but she still brings a happy energy to the song.