#BattleOfTheBands: Rock Vs Country - Beautiful Sunday
Have you ever heard a song and thought to yourself that it’s impossible to be anything but happy while listening to it? That’s the type of song I’ve chosen for today’s battle.
I’ve found two different styles of the song for the battle, but honestly, both versions will leave you feeling happy. (and if it doesn’t - WHAT is WRONG with you?)
The song today is “Beautiful Sunday”.
“Beautiful Sunday” was written by Daniel Boone and Rod McQueen, and performed by Daniel Boone. The song appeared on Daniel Boone’s 1972 album Beautiful Sunday. The song also made the charts in New Zealand (gold record), Argentina, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, and Germany, where it held the #1 position from May 1972 to late June 1972.
Boone re-released the song in the UK in 1974 where it reached #53 on the UK singles chart.
Boone re-released the song in Japan in 1976, where it reached #1 on the Oricon Singles Chart from March 22 to June 28. The song is still the best selling single by a foreign artist in Japan.
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
Step Two - Pick the contender that you prefer the most (not just the one with the name you are familiar with)
Step Three - Comment with your selection. The comment section has been set up so that anyone can leave a comment. I do ask that you please include your name, should you use the anonymous feature.
Step Four - Visit Stephen’s blog to check out his battle and for a list of other bloggers that 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.
Okay, let’s get on with this then…
Contender #1 - Jack Reno
Contender #2 - October Cherries
Now, to repeat myself again:
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.
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).
Alright now… Cast your votes for Jack Reno or October Cherries!
Voting will end on Sunday, July 21 with results being posted on Monday, July 22
This post is also part of Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop. Please join the others in celebrating Monday!