Before we jump into the action, I want to take a moment and apologize for being so darn absent from your blogs. I know that I am not keeping up with blogging very well. (Yes, that means everything else in my life is going like gangbusters, and I'm having trouble balancing it all out.) My plan is to visit all of you ASAP!
Some of you know that I spend a bit more time than I should on YouTube. In the course of my meanderings, I discovered several songs recently that were covers (and I didn't know it). Imagine my surprise and delight! It looked a little bit like this:
That was also your gentle reminder to get out and buy your Christmas gifts. Dec. 25 will be here before you know it!
Now, on to the battle. This is the last battle of non-Christmas music. The next two battles will be a Christmas concoction, so bring the eggnog for those, preferably spiked!
The song for this battle is When It Comes To You. It is one of the aforementioned songs that I had NO IDEA was a cover. I first heard it in the early 90s. Stephen T. McCarthy described a scene of himself first hearing the song If Ever I Would Leave You on his last battle in the comments. (Even though the voting is closed, it is worth your time to read that bit. Fabulous!) He heard it on the radio (as I heard this one) and sat there hoping and praying the DJ would indicate who and what this song was. That is precisely how I felt about this song. Who is singing this song? You must tell me!!! I didn't race immediately to the store to buy it, but buy it I did!!!
Recently, I found out that this song was a COVER. I had no idea. Hence, the surprised look (as seen above). This song was written by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits. I think it must have been a B-side on their On Every Street album, as it didn't ever get radio play.
Let's listen as I heard them, shall we?
First up, John Anderson:
Now, Dire Straits:
For more Battle of the Bands fun, check out the other BOTB bloggers to vote on their battles:
- Far Away Series
- Stephen T. McCarthy's Battle of the Bands Blog
- Tossing it Out
- The Creative Outlet of Strat Player
- Mike's Ramblings
- Curious as a Cathy
- Book Lover
- The Sound of One Hand Typing
- Alex J. Cavanaugh (sometimes)
Now, is the critical moment. It is time to vote for your favorite version of this song. I even encourage you to leave me long comment explaining all the ins and outs of why you voted as you did!