Modern Love, Round 2

On to the Final Round for this battle!

As you might recall, last month, I paired up Matchbox Twenty against Jimmie Weston.  Matchbox Twenty took the lead 6-2.  This means that for this battle, Matchbox Twenty goes up against my final contender - Kevin Johansen.

Usually in this space right here, I would tell you what Wikipedia has to say about our song, but as I did that already for Round One, I didn’t feel the need to repost all of that. You can click the link to read about it if you’d like :)

Let’s get right down to the battle, shall we? 

The first contender is Matchbox Twenty

Second Contender: Kevin Johansen

In the event that you are new here, or you have simply forgotten… Here’s a review of how a battle works:

  1. 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. 

  2. Pick the contender that you prefer the most

  3. Leave a comment with the name of the contender you have chosen. Feel free to expound upon your choice. 

  4. 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.  

    1. Stephen McCarthy (out of retirement!)

    2. Tossing It Out

    3. Mike’s Ramblings

    4. The Sound of One Hand Typing

    5. Curious As A Cathy

Alright now… Cast your votes in the comments!

Voting results will be posted on November 8!


  1. I had Kevin's lovely version in my someday "Modern Love" line-up. I really like what he does with the song. Matchbox 20 does a great version, but Kevin puts a very pleasant touch to the song.

    A vote for Kevin Johansen.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  2. Kevin's cover, by a mile. I liked that he made it his own, slowing it down, and the choice to slow it was a good one.

  3. MMQE ~

    I *still* like the MATCHBOX 20 version best. In fact, way, WAY better'n the original recording. That guy's got a really good "Rock 'N' Roll voice", and I dig the energy and the saxophone.

    Kevin Johansen... eh. Was he tryin' to put me to sleep so he could steal my wallet and my virginity?!

    Ha!-Ha! OK... I think I'm done... for now, anyway. ;^D

    ~ D-FensDogG

  4. HI Mary, I enjoyed both covers, but was more attracted to Kevin Johansen's version. I love his voice and the languid arrangement. Smooth!

  5. Mary,

    I apologize for the late visit to your showdown. We're on staycation this week and next. I like both version of "Modern Love" but it's Kevin Johnansen I like the best. The song sounds nice slowed down. Great job!

  6. I enjoyed both covers, but was more attracted to Kevin Johansen's version.

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