Tuesday, April 3, 2018

3 April 2018 - Juliana Hatfield - Physical

Honestly, didn't expect this to be the second single from Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John.  My expectations don't matter. This version has a LOT more bombast than even what was arguably ONJ's most bombastic song and by far biggest American hit.

Wanna hear this one live?  We got you covered (pun intended)! Juliana sounds like a natural singing Olivia.  I'm impressed.

Monday, April 2, 2018

2 April 2017 - Juliana Hatfield - A Little More Love

I started this blog on March 18, 2012, with a Bruce Springsteen cover by Juliana Hatfield.  I don't post as regularly as I should....

....but when Juliana Hatfield releases an entire album of Olivia Newton-John covers (Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John, officially released April 13th and available here), that gets my attention.  I, like Ms. Hatfield, have been a fan of Olivia Newton-John since my youth.  I have also been a fan of Juliana Hatfield since my teens, when she was in a band called The Blake Babies (featured here in the past).

Juliana has a much lighter and less husky voice than Olivia, but does the song justice while staying faithful to the source material.  That in itself is impressive.  I wasn't sure I'd like these covers, but the respect for the originals shown here have won me over.

If you want to hear the original, head on over to Wicked Guilty Pleasures.  We featured ONJ's version six years ago!