Battle: Modern Love
Well, Hello There!
Can you believe it’s October already? Where does the time go? I swear the older I get the faster the days go by. I sat down at my computer at noon today, and in a blink of an eye, it was 3:30pm! I’m not even sure I’m close to being caught up with my workload.
I’ve had this song on my ‘battles to do’ list for a few months. I originally had 4 different covers lined up, thinking I would stretch it out into 2 rounds. BUT then I got to really listening to these covers and one of those rounds would be a definite shut out. Perhaps I’ll share the one that got cut from the battle in the results, but for now, I have 3 contenders. Ooh… split second decision! I’ll still go with the 2 rounds. The winner of this round will be put up against contender # 3 next month.
Okay, now that I’ve got that all sorted…
That website we all rely on from time to time tells us this about today’s song:
"Modern Love" is a song written by English singer-songwriter David Bowie. It was released as the opening track on his 1983 album Let's Dance and issued as the third single from the album later in the year. Co-produced by Bowie and Nile Rodgers of the American band Chic, the song is a rock song that contains elements of new wave music. It was recorded at the Power Station in Manhattan and was one of the first tracks recorded for the album. It was performed by Bowie on the Serious Moonlight Tour, where it often closed the shows. A music video for the song, directed by Jim Yukich and featuring a performance of the song during the tour, was released in 1983 and played frequently on MTV.
Since its release, "Modern Love" has received critical acclaim from music critics, who praised Bowie's songwriting, its production, and its power as an opening track. It is generally considered one of the best songs on Let's Dance, along with "China Girl" and the title track, and has since been called one of Bowie's greatest songs. The single release was a commercial success, peaking at number two on the UK Singles Chart and number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100. "Modern Love" has appeared on various compilation albums and was remastered for the 2018 box set Loving the Alien (1983–1988).
The first contender is Matchbox Twenty
Second Contender: Jimmy Weston
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 October 8!