Friday, August 14, 2015

Battle of the Bands: True Colors

Time for Round #6 of Battle of the Bands!


Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite and reason for the way you voted in the comments section. I’ll tally the votes and post the results in another post 6 days later. The Battles take place on the 1st and 15th of each month, and the results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st.  The other blogs participating in the Battle of the Bands are posting different battles (different songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their battles.  There are some really good battles going on!

This battle is going out a day early as the 15th falls on a day that I normally don't post.


The Song:  "True Colors"


Wikipedia tells us this about the song:

"True Colors" is a song written by American songwriters Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly.

Billy Steinberg originally wrote "True Colors" about his own mother. Tom Kelly altered the first verse and the duo originally submitted the song to Anne Murray, who passed, and then to Cyndi Lauper.



The First Contender:  Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” reached number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, 3 in Australia and New Zealand, and 12 on the UK Singles Chart.

https://youtu.be/LPn0KFlbqX8





The Second Contender: Phil Collins

In 1998, the song was covered by Phil Collins for his compilation album ...Hits. The version was a smooth-jazz-influenced version compared to the original. R&B singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds produced and provided backing vocals.
The track peaked at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and at number 26 on the UK Singles Chart.
In 2004, a live rehearsal version was released on Collins' Love Songs: A Compilation... Old and New album.

https://youtu.be/XbqvifFqtq8




Who will you choose?

Alright now, it’s time to cast your vote! In the comments, please enter who you are voting for and why you chose them.  Stay tuned, results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st!


And don’t forget to visit these other battles going on today!






What does tomorrow bring?


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