#BattleOfTheBands : Learning To Fly
Welcome to November! I thought I’d have a chance to kick back and relax a minute now that #RocktoberMusicFest has completed, but there is no rest for the weary! Hopefully next year a few more of you will decide to join in the fun. In the meantime, we’ve got our first battle of the bands for the month to take care of.
While I was going through playlists picking out songs for #RocktoberMusicFest, I stumbled upon a cover for Tom Petty’s “Learning To Fly”. I got digging even further and found two more covers that I really liked. I think they each bring something of their own ‘flavor’ to the song.
Today’s battle is three covers of the same song. When voting, it is VITAL that you state which artist/group you are voting for.
Let’s get this battle going!
A little background about today’s song:
Learning to Fly was written in 1991 by Tom Petty and his good friend, Jeff Lynne (ELO, Traveling Wilburys). It was the first single for the album “Great Wide Open”. The single became Petty’s most successful single on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart.
As a reminder for you seasoned readers and to help out those of you who may be new here
Here is how a battle works:
Step One - Listen to each of the contenders. TRY not to be persuaded by the videos (unless specifically requested - in the case of today’s battle, listening is more important than watching)
StepTwo - Pick the contender that you prefer the most
Step Three - Comment with your selection. Today’s contenders are Bonnie Tyler, The Weepies, and Lady Antebellum. These are the only contenders that will receive votes today in this battle. I know some of you get excited about the graphics when you see a name or song you recognize - but please, for the love of all things good, ONLY VOTE FOR BONNIE TYLER, THE WEEPIES, or LADY ANTEBELLUM.
Step Four - Visit Stephen’s blog to check out his battle and for a list of other bloggers that have have battles going on. We each have different battles, so please be sure to visit everyone. I'll provide a link below the videos to Stephen's blog for your convenience.
Contender #1 - Bonnie Tyler
Contender #2 - The Weepies
Contender #3 - Lady Antebellum
YOU DON’T NEED TO BE FAMILIAR WITH AN ARTIST OR A SONG TO KNOW WHICH ONE YOU PREFER. You only need to listen to the videos and choose which one sounds better to you. There are no right or wrong votes, unless you vote for someone not listed as a contender or don’t vote at all.
Battle Results will be posted on Thursday, November 8, so be sure to get your votes in early!
For those of you who may be interested in joining in our fun - The battles take place twice a month. Once on the 1st, and again on the 15th. Some participants have chosen to participate only once a month - and that’s okay - we’re just happy to have you join us! Your battle can consist of covers of the same song, different songs with the same title, or even a themed type battle. We just want you to join in the fun! Catch the link to Stephen’s blog to join in - all you need to do is drop him a comment on his blog stating you’d like to participate and he’ll add you to the roster of participants.
I’d like to encourage you to visit the other bloggers participating in the battle of the bands blog hop as well. We’ve all put a lot of time and effort into putting together these battles and they are a lot of fun. Each blogger has a different battle taking place. You can find a current list of participants on Stephen’s blog (don't forget you can also request to join the battle of the bands blog hop by simply commenting on his blog that you'd like to join us).