Sunday, June 2, 2013

Monday Music Moves me Redos or Covers of Songs

First I want to thank Xmas Dolly for  making me the Spotlight Dancer, something I always am, even when you are unaware of it.  LOL.

Seriously, thank you very much.

Onto covers.

I am starting with a strange song that has more  than one cover, but I figure the most interesting, was the first cover I ever heard.

The Song, HELTER SKELTER, The cover artist, PAT BENATAR

This is a unknown singer, doing her rendition of "Somewhere, there's a place for us, from WEST SIDE STORY.  this song was made most famous by Natalie Wood.  What do you think of this version?  Please note, it uses clips from the movie of WEST SIDE STORY.
This is one of SEAL's latest recordings.  He has done it again, with this cover of STAND BY ME.

What better song to close with, and more amazing group of young people.  the cast from Glee singing "Don't Stop Believing.  Okay performing the song.

So there you have it.

Spotlight Dancers


  1. I agree interesting version with Pat B.
    The West Side story is ok but I am really partial to the original.
    Glee kids you simply cannot go wrong with them. They are really talented on their own.
    Great and congrats on Spotlight this week hon!
    ~Your Wife

  2. Great remake picks! I love Somewhere. That song gets me every time. I didn't know Seal did a cover of Stand By Me! Very cool!

  3. Great job on being in the Spotlight my friend, and thanks for your appreciation, but I don't take the credit. You were chosen by just like all our dancers. So, shake that booty! ~snicker-snicker~ Pat B. is totally rad! Somewhere... nah! Still like original. Seal... wow! Glee... they're always great. YOU ROCK DUDE!

  4. Pat Benatar totally ruined the Beatles Helter Skelter song, but I liked Seal.

  5. Excellent choices Somewhere is a fab song I like it by PJ Proby too Glee did quite a good cover of Don't Stop Believin'

    Congrats! on being this weeks Spotlight Dancer

  6. Congrats on being featured.
    I enjoyed your list of music, even the new to me.
    And of course now I'm wondering what happened to Seal.

  7. Congrats on being in the Spotlight! These were great choices. I didn't mind the Pat Benetar's version of Helter Skelter. It was just as bad as the original. I like most of the Beatles songs, but Helter Skelter is just not one of them.

  8. Whoo Hoo congrats on being Featured!
    I have never heard Pat Benetar sing Helter Skelter. lol

    Seal did a fantastic job and I'm a huge fan of Glee. The do a really great job on most of the songs that they do but Journey Rules!!!! lol Have a great week.

  9. Congrats on the Spotlight!
    Love Pat Benator - but U2's version is still my favourite.
    And just like Audrey with MoonRiver, Natalie owns "Somewhere".
    But Seal!! Oh my. I think I found my new jam for the week!! so fantastic.
    And no surprise, the Glee kids rock it their own way every time.