Everything I Own: a 3 way Battle!
It’s been a minute or two since my last battle. Nevertheless, I am here with another battle. I stumbled on this little gem while doing research for my AtoZ posts.
The Song being battled today is: Everything I Own
Back in 1972, David Gates wrote this song and performed it with his band, Bread. The song reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was a tribute to his father who passed in 1963, before Gates had any success with his band.
In 1974, Ken Boothe, a Jamaican musician, covered the song putting his own personal touch on the tune. His version reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart.
But wait… there’s More!
In 1987, Boy George, lead singer for the band Culture Club, decided to go solo. This song was his first solo hit. It reached #1 in the UK, Canada, Ireland and Norway charts. It would also be his ONLY UK #1 song as a solo artist.
Typically, I don’t like using original artists as one of the contenders. But since each did very well in the charts, let’s see how they stack up against one another in 2021.
Our first contender is: Bread
Second Contender: Ken Boothe
Third Contender: Boy George
In the event that you are new here, or you have simply forgotten… Here’s a review of how a battle works:
Listen to each of the contenders. Try not to be persuaded by the videos. I like to close my eyes and let the music transport me.
Pick the contender that you prefer the most
Leave a comment with the name of the contender you have chosen. Feel free to expound upon your choice.
Visit the other bloggers that have battles taking place. Their battles are different from each other, so be sure to check them each out. *I think this is a recent list, if not, Cathay keeps a current list on her battle posts.
Alright now… Cast your votes in the comments!
Voting results will be posted on May 8!