Monday, July 15, 2019

#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!








25 comments:

  1. Mary,

    Just going on the song title I had a hard time placing it until I began listening to contestant #1. Luckily the country version didn't side track mentally and found it it be a quite cherry sound but as happy as it made me feel, I still prefer the original better. Which by the way I couldn't recall until I asked Google Daniel Boone. If I had a million guesses I would've come up empty handed everytime. Anywho back to your showdown. It only took a nano second into contestant #2's cover for me to know who was getting my vote. Yep, I'm going with October Cherries. Not knowing anything about this group I learned that this band is formerly the Surfers are from Singapore and they purrformed mostly cover songs. Too bad the group fizzled out in the early 70s but they did an album, The Bells Toll, in the late 90s. I want to see if I can listen to that on YT. Anywho, cool battle and thanks for sharing with the 4M gang on the dance floor, my dear. Have a boogietastic week! ;)

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    1. Thanks, Cathy!

      Daniel Boone came across my facebook feed the other day. I had to look it up to see if it was for real. LOL. Thanks for the vote!

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  2. This works well as a country song and I have no problem with Jack Reno's version, but I'm going to cast my vote for the version by October Cherries.

    Lee

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    1. Thanks, Lee!

      I thought it did pretty well in the various genres, too.

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  3. I remember the original and can't say it was a favourite, but the lyrics are definitely cheerful. 😃 Jack Reno's version was too "country" for my taste. October Cherries' arrangement and vocals sounded better, IMO. Please give my vote to them.

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    1. Hi Debbie!

      I do like the sound of the original, but I can't say that it's a favorite, either. I just couldn't help be smile listening to the song. One of these days, though, I'm going to find a country song that you'll vote for! It'll be my secret mission. Ha!

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    2. Good luck, there! 😁 Let me help: I love southern rock and some country songs definitely have a rock vibe.

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    3. I had a feeling it would be something like southern rock. You should check out Chris Shiflett's latest album - just released about a month ago. Chris is Foo Fighters lead guitarist, but has a proper solo career that started out as punk and is now country. This latest album definitely has a rock vibe to it.

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  4. Definitely The October Cherries :) Have a great week!

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  5. I liked both of these so much that I'll vote for Jack Reno so he doesn't get shut out. Really, both of these worked for me.

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  6. I am going with The October Cherries. It just sounded better to me. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you, Patrick!

      Appreciate your input with a vote. I'll be by your blog soon.

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  7. Hi Girlfriend, guess who? Yep, I'm baaaack! So getting right down to business I have to go with version no. 2 on this one. The first one to me just kind of sounded like.... gee can't put my finger on it, but it's just not my cup of tea so to speak. It doesn't make me wanna rock, ya know what I mean? So how ya been... fine I hope. I'm slowly getting back to the real world & I'll tell you I hope no one gets what I had. It's called C-Diff, but I'm sure Cat told ya all about. So have a good night. hugs

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    1. Hey Marie!

      Glad to hear you are feeling much better. That C-Diff can be pretty serious stuff. thanks for dropping in with your vote!

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  8. MMQE ~

    I see you veered away from patchouli at the last moment. (I spent so much time in New Age Bookstores in my late twenties and throughout my thirties that I actually came to like the smell of patchouli.)

    I don't think I'd heard this song before. Maybe I heard the original artist, but I'd have to look him up at YT, and I'm just too damned tired to do that right now.

    This morning, I listened to both of your Battle songs twice, each, individually. It took two to make my mind up. I had to get to work and didn't have time to vote this morning but here it comes now...

    The song is a cheerful little ditty and I enjoyed BOTH recordings (twice, each, individually), but in the final analysis, I gotta vote for OCTOBER CHERRIES, just because it had a little extra pizzazz. I wanted to vote for Country Jack Reno, but 4 years living in Reno, Nevada, really soured me on that name. And aside from that, I have to be completely honest and admit that I really did like the Oct. Cherries slightly better. They won by only the width of a cherry stem.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    STMcC Presents BATTLE OF THE BANDS

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    1. >>... (I spent so much time in New Age Bookstores in my late twenties and throughout my thirties that I actually came to like the smell of patchouli.)

      My ex-husband loved the smell. It's one of those things our opinions differed. I much prefer the smell of lavender or sage or anything BUT patchouli.

      I had a feeling Jack Reno's name would put you off. I didn't look it up, but I strongly suspect that isn't his real name and he did steal the name from the town. I'll have to check into that. In the meantime, I'm on the hunt for my next good battle. This one has been more of a runaway for the Cherries.

      ~Mary

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  9. I am familiar with the original and I was a little surprised at myself when I concluded that Jack Reno's country version worked a little better for me. Maybe because October Cherries sounded too much like the original? Guess I'm going against popular opinion here (amazing because I'm more of a rock lover than a country lover) but Jack Reno it is.

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    1. Thanks, Alana!

      Jack appreciates your vote as well :) Definitely not a shutout now.

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  10. I vote for October Cherries because I like the basic rock beat that sounds quite uplifting. I am not a country fan overall so Reno doesn't do it for me

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    1. Thanks, Birgit!

      Sorry to be so late to respond. For some reason I never get any notification when you comment. Weird. I do appreciate you stopping by with your vote!

      ~Mary

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  11. For me, it wasn't even close...I liked OCTOBER CHERRIES so much better. When push comes to shove, I'm always leaning towards rock!

    Great battle!

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    1. Thanks, Cherdo!

      It's not a complete runaway battle - but Jack is getting Clobbered! I'll be posting final results on Monday.

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