Guess who forgot to post their June battle results? Yup. That would be me. This past month has been one big blur. Here we are knocking on the door of Independence Day, but didn't we just have Memorial Day? At any rate here are the results:
The Spinners received 5 votes, and McCarthy's bro saved it from a complete shutout with his vote for Joe South.
Side note: I put together this July battle way back in May (so... basically just yesterday) I hope it still has some relevance :) I'll do my best to remember to post the results much sooner!
I had a different battle planned for today, but with the rising temperatures recently, I thought this one would be a better battle. So, putting the planned battle off until Next month.
That website we all rely on from time to time tells us this about today’s song:
"Heat Wave" is a 1963 song written by the Holland–Dozier–Holland songwriting team. It was first made popular by the Motown vocal group Martha and the Vandellas. Released as a 45 rpm single on July 9, 1963, on the Motown subsidiary Gordy label, it hit number one on the Billboard Hot R&B chart—where it stayed for four weeks—and peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
It was recorded 12 years later by rock vocalist Linda Ronstadt on her Platinum-selling 1975 album Prisoner in Disguise. Ronstadt's version of the song was released as a single in September 1975, reaching number 5 in Billboard, 4 in Cash Box, and 6 in Record World. In 2010, British musician Phil Collins spent a single week (number 28) on the Billboard Adult Contemporary listing with his retooling of the song—a smooth combination of both versions.
I suspect this one might be a blow out, but let’s just hope the air that’s blowing is COLD air!
The first contender is Linda Ronstadt
Second Contender: Phil Collins
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 out. *I think this is a recent list, if not, Cathy keeps a current list on her battle posts.
Alright now… Cast your votes in the comments!
Voting results will be posted on July 8!