Thursday, December 15, 2016

Battle of the Bands ~ Grown-Up Christmas List

Hello friends. I apologize for being so slow in responding to your comments on my previous post. I have been reading them. I will say this: to each of you who said, "I should try iodine because..." I want you to know that I literally said out loud, "Yes! You should!" You should also do it now while the iodine and selenium are on clearance. I don't think the price will be any lower. They are trying to move as much inventory as they can by end of the year. One more note: this stuff isn't just for migraines. There are something like 3,000 reviews on the iodine on the website. I think I read 300+ (starting with the least favorable). Not one person mentioned having migraine problems, but tons of people mentioned having a variety of health issues that got better upon taking the iodine. Most shocking to me? Gout. This stuff detoxifies you. So, it pushes out the bad stuff, simply making you more healthy, thereby solving some surprising health problems. If you don't know what I'm yakking about, go back one post. I don't know one person who has said recently, "I'm so healthy that I wouldn't take something that would make me even healthier because I'm as healthy as a person can get." That is NOT the society we live in folks. Good health. The best Christmas gift ever. :)

Battle of the Bands.

Yes, I just changed the subject to the meat of this post. I know most (all?) have done this before. You listen to the songs and then decide who you think sings it better and place your vote in the comments. I will come back in approximately a week, tally up the votes, and write a post letting you know who won this thing.

The song for this installment is Grown-Up Christmas List. The contenders are Amy Grant and Michael Buble. I think both versions are really good. You can watch the video for the Amy Grant version, but don't let the optics influence your vote!  MERRY CHRISTMAS, MY FRIENDS. I hope whatever you're wishing for comes true this year!

First up, Amy Grant:


Michael Buble:

Please vote for the version of this song you prefer. If you want to get into the Ins and Outs of why you like one better than the other... I LOVE long comments!

For more Battle of the Bands fun, check out the other BOTB bloggers to vote on their battles. I've stopped trying to keep up with who is running a battle and who isn't. To see who is participating, go here: Stephen T. McCarthy's Battle of the Bands Blog.


  1. Robin, you're so right both versions are excellent and depending on your mood either one is a winner. I'm think I'm going to give my vote to Amy Grant but I'm going to share Buble's version on my blog Monday with a backlink to you! ;) I'm taking a blog break after this week until after the holidays (January 2nd) but my regular posts are scheduled. So, let me say now have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS DEAR FRIEND! I'm looking forward to another year of sharing with you in Blogosphere!

  2. Sorry Michael, but a) long time Amy fan, and b)you didn't much catch or hold my attention. And this before caffeine! Amy.

  3. Grant and Buble both have nice voices and both do the song well. Amy Grant's version is the only one I remember hearing before. Somehow the song seems more appropriate being sung by a female voice. This sounds like a perfect song for Karen Carpenter if she'd been around when it was first released. I can't help but hear Carpenter's voice in my mind as I listen to this.

    My vote goes to Amy Grant.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  4. love both artists and their renditions! Hard to decide, so I'll go with the one that brings back memories - Amy Grant

    it's been TOOOO long since I've visited here! Hope things are going well with you!
    And thanks for stopping by my Cradle Rock release tour!

  5. My vote goes to Micheal.
    Have a great weekend Robin!

  6. Two very good versions of this song. But I'm going to have to go with Amy Grant on this one.

    Merry Christmas, Robin!


  7. They are very close. I'll give it to Michael for adding just a bit more passion.

  8. I am definitely giving it to Michae Buble. I like Amy Grant but I think he blows her away on this one.

  9. I'm an Amy Grant fan, so she gets my vote.


  10. I'm not familiar with this song so thanks for the introduction! I really like Michael Buble's version. His vocals made me pay attention to the lyrics more. He has a rich smooth voice. Please give my vote to him.

    Hope you're enjoying the holiday season Robin. Merry Christmas!

    Michele at Angels Bark

    I didn't think I knew this song, but I DID! Apparently I'd heard the Amy Grant version a number of times on the radio during Christmas seasons.

    This was pretty tough, but I think I'll need to vote for BUBLE. I could hear the lyrics much easier and he's got a pleasant voice. Both versions were nice though.

    ~ D-FensDogG

  12. Robin, my iodine arrived yesterday. ☺ Thanks for the tip and I'm so glad it's helping you to feel better! Hope it works for me, too. I've actually had gout.

    As for your battle, Michael Bublé is one of my favourite singers and I have to go with him. Amy did a great job too, though. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

  13. HOW DO I NOT KNOW THIS SONG??? Apparently, I am in the Dark Ages and deluded. That can't be a good mix.

    You have managed to battle it out with two of my favorite singers. Every time I try to choose one over the other, I freeze and second guess myself. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    Amy Grant's version is wonderful, but I'm going to go with Buble this time. Smoooooooth delivery, as usual.

    Merry Christmas, Robin!

  14. I like Michael Buble's version better because he seems to understand the words more. I prefer his version.

  15. Great battle, two gifted singers, but in this one I have to vote for Amy Grant.

  16. Remember, too much of a health supplement still can kill you, though. Like, yesterday I took 3 gummy vitamins instead of the recommended 2, and my heart felt like it was going to rocket out of my chest all day long. Never again.

    As for the battle, Amy Grant's version was better than I thought it would be, but... but Buble. You can't top the Buble. Give my vote to him!


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