Monday, April 16, 2018

Once in a while, great singers absolutely ruin great songs

Exhibit A

Inexplicably, Frank's version of "Something" appears on his 1972 album, Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits, Volume 2.  This song receives way too much airplay on Siriusly Sinatra.  I strongly object to AllMusic's "gorgeous arrangement" description.

Exhibit B

The Streisand cover appears on her 2012 album Release Me.   It didn't make the cut for her 1967 album Simply StreisandAnd for a good reason.

One of my favorite doo-wop songs, "Once in a While" by the Chimes debuted at #98 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending October 30, 1960.  It spent 18 weeks on the chart, peaking at #11 in its 16th week.

Sorry, wrong number.

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