This version of the song highlights the vocals of each singer so beautifully! I like the fact that the instrumental tracks are kept fairly sparse, mixed so that they support the voices that are strong in sentiment. The moment when the blend of harmonies begins… exquisite!
There are some songs I listened to so often, be it on the radio, homemade mix tapes, or music videos of the day that their music and lyrics are part of my long term music memories. Rick Astley’s song is one of those songs, long before there was an idea of Rick-rolled!
I love Cary Brothers’ music. “Blue Eyes”, from the soundtrack for the movie “Garden State” was exquisite on its own. But when it comes as a funky cover by Scary Pockets featuring Cary Brothers himself?! Somehow, the song gets that much better. And funkier. Which is a good thing on an already great thing. Love this version, hoping to buy a copy of it sometime soon. One can always hope… which I am!
This song introduces a number of groups produced by Michael Bivens of Bell Biv Devoe, including my favourites of them all… Boyz II Men!
I love a cappella. Hearing the purity of tone, when vocal harmonies blend effortlessly… that is something I really appreciate. When a group like Pentatonix takes the art of a cappella to another level, amazing things happen! I love this cover/mash-up because of the mix of a current hit Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” with one of the old-school hits of back in my day, Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody”.
Prior to a Kim Churchill show, the sound person was playing so many tracks from Kurt Vile’s 2015 album that after shazamming them all, I had to buy the whole album. This track is particularly catchy.
Reminiscing about my youth with a friend, this song came to mind.