Monday, January 08, 2018

Musical Monday 3, original or cover. The end, I think.

I rather like Pink for a few reasons, which I have now forgotten.  She was the first performer of  Let's Get the Party Started and it was quite good and perhaps is what made her so famous.

It is a great song, but Shirley Bassey brought the proverbial house down when she performed it at Glastonbury Festival in England. Although it is a terrible recording, I prefer the Glastonbury version to the official recording as it is so much more fun. Shirley has such a powerful voice and did the song great justice and her live performance cheers me no end if I am feeling a little down in the dumps.

Pink official


Shirley official video


Shirley at Glastonbury


I was also a little entertained by Shirley performing at Prince Philip's 80th birthday, which you can see here

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  1. I surprised myself, and am giving my vote to Pink today.
    Same song, but they speak to very different moods.

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    1. EC, don't you think Shirley has a more party voice for the song.

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  2. WOW PINK LADY IS GREAT

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  3. I didn't think so much of the dame's Glastonbury performance, but I did like her studio effort. And in my aged opinion, both of her efforts beat Pink. I

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    1. Rozzie, pleased you liked the Dame. But Pink is a good entertainer too.

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  4. SB has always been a great singer, but I think her energy is waning a bit nowadays. Good to see so many Welsh flags at Glasto.

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    1. Cro, she is eighty now. Glastonbury was I think 2007, so she would have been about seventy then.

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  5. Pink, well Husband likes her and she is ok by me too.

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    1. Margaret, it just shows how people's opinion differ. I thought Shirley would be an hands down winner.

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    2. Ha! There you go - I don't care for Shirley's voice.

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  6. I haven't seen the Pink clip before, I quite like the song, but not enough to search it out or have it on my playlists. I was disappointed to find the clip quite hard on the eyes, too fast, too many camera angle changes. The Shirley Bassey one was easier to watch and she does have a great voice.

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    1. River, I thought the Pink video was quite awful. How can that be in this day and age.

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  7. P.S. what do you mean by The End, are you not going to post music anymore?

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    1. No. Just the end of comparison songs, except I thought of another and then quickly forgot what it was.

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  8. I don't know if I'd heard the Shirley Bassey version before, but I think Pink's version is more "danceable".
    I love SB voice.

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    1. Sami, as the old Aussie expression goes, you are having a bob each way. You like Pink but SB has a great voice.

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  9. Put me down as another vote for Pink, she is faaaaabulous! Her concerts are amazing.. so much energy!

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    1. Ok Grace. It looks like I lost.

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  10. I, too, like both Pink and the Bassey. I'm not sure I have ever heard this song before and I really like it. All three videos are entertaining and I especially enjoyed the lively Glastonbury performance. Sadly I couldn't open the birthday clip.

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    1. Thanks Victor. We end on a positive note. Shirley was quite risque for PP's birthday.

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