Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Two wonderful but sad songs

One of my friends recommended I listen to Susan Boyle singing a Rolling
Stones song: “Wild Horses”, which is really amazing, though as one critic
said, it is heavily orchestrated.

Here it is on YouTube, if you’d like to hear it yourself …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb3XAP0c8WU

Here are the Stones singing it, back in 1976 …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQx6YJnF7t8&NR=1

Next up is Adam Levine with Alicia Keys, singing the same song …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfLmCPfx_gY&feature=related


I think Susan’s version is by far the best, don’t you?

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This evening on the Royal Variety Performance, Mrs C and I watched
Betty Midler singing her song: “The Wind Beneath My Wings” …

Here’s a guy singing the song, quite well, while playing his guitar …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qMneK-4sU0

… and here’s Betty singing it herself back in 2008 ..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-T1h7J0R-Q&NR=1

… and in the film, The Beaches, in 1988.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiS8YokFzeY&feature=related

What an idyllic way to spend one’s last few days of life, in a fabulous
setting and in the company of family and a good friend.

2 Comments:

Blogger Kevin 'In Salford' said...

Yes I agree that Susan Boyle's is by far the better version.

But then, whilst the Stones were very good at writing ballads they were also very poor at singing them! Though I'd accept that they did a reasonable job with 'Angie', 'Ruby Tuesday', and 'As Tears Go By'. The latter of course being a massive hit for Marianne Faithfull, and which is in fact one of my many all-time favourites from the 1960's.

11:49 PM  
Anonymous lom said...

Now I don't like Susan's version, it's too slow, I want to wind her up when she is singing it.

6:14 AM  

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