If I’ve calculated correctly, today is a freebie day on Monday’s Music Moves Me, so we got us a mashup!
For all my M4 friends, here’s the way Battle of the Bands works: I give you an original tune and two covers. You listen to the covers, decide which of them you like the best, and leave me a comment with your choice, along with a brief explanation of why, if you wish.
Last month, I did a Stream of Consciousness Saturday post that gave five songs with “gimme” in the title. Naturally, people come up with their choices, including Arlee, who said he never hears the song “Give Me Just A Little More Time” by The Chairmen of the Board anymore, even though it was a pretty big hit back in 1970 (#3 on the Hot 100, #8 on the R&B chart, #3 on the UK Singles chart, and a Gold Record). Since the song didn’t have “gimme” in the title, I had to pass, but just to be sure, I went to YouTube and verified it, and found the two cover versions of the song that will be contestants today. (Angela Clemmons also did a cover of it, and originally her cover was in the running, but I usually get in trouble when I give more than two choices.)
First, the original. This is not part of the contest, so please don’t vote for it.
Here are the contestants:
CONTESTANT #1: Kylie Minogue Kylie recorded the song in 1992 for her fourth album, Let’s Get To It. It was featured in a commercial for Accurist watches at the time. Kylie’s version went to #2 on the UK Singles chart.
CONTESTANT #2: The Jam Punk/New Wave band The Jam did the song sometime in the late Seventies or early Eighties; I was unable to find the album it was on.
Having listened to the two versions, which do you like best? Vote for it in the comments below, and then visit the other folks who might be holding a Battle of the Bands today.
- Jingle Jangle Jungle
- Mike’s Ramblings
- Curious as a Cathy
- Tossing It Out
- THE DOGLADY’S DEN
- J. A. Scott
- YOUR DAILY DOSE
- STMcC Presents ‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS’
- Angels Bark
- Cherdo on the Flipside
I’ll announce the winner next Sunday, May 7, so be sure and vote by then. The lines are now open. Best of luck to Kylie and The Jam!