Old songs covered by new artists
Some songs are “out of the time”: even if they have been written and produced for the first time some decades ago, still today they are actual.
This also means they are reinterpreted by emerging artists who use the name of the song to try to get well known. At the same time, also well-known artists reinterpret old songs to try to reach a wider broadcast.
The best of that is that sometimes revisited versions are better than original ones: here are our personal top 5.
4. Tsoul, “Take Me To The River” (Al Green)
The Tsoul version of “Take Me To The River” is compelling, warm and spectacular. According to the singer, it’s “a song that combines teenage lust with baptism.” The way they perform it is simply amazing.
3. The Rolling Stones, “Not Fade Away” (Buddy Holly)
“Not Fade Away” is a song firstly performed by The Rolling Stones in 1964. Buddy Holly arrangement is quite spectacular and gives this song a breath of freshness.
2. Chris Cornell, “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Prince)
Originally written in 1985 by Prince, this song was a side project for the American songwriter. Arrangements made by Chris are straightforward and soulful. Cornell’s voice is perfect for a new version of this “always-green” song.
1. Aretha Franklin, “Respect” (Otis Redding)
This tune has been originally performed by Otis Redding, but was only after Aretha Franklin performance that the song itself became anthemic. Aretha, thanks to her powerhouse vocalist and presence, made this song true legend.