Thursday, November 23, 2006

Who Did It Best?!

In the world of Pop there sometimes seems to be a shortage of good songs. Therefore bands and artists often end up recording the same song. Usually the artists release their albums in different territories and no one ever gets to hear the alternate version.

Today we ask you to listen to the songs below and answer the question... Who sings it best?

1. Wonderful Life: This song was an international hit back in 1985 with Uk band 'Black.' While It's been around for ages and been covered by more than a few artists over the years. The song seemed to have made a comeback when Ace of Base covered it in 2002 on their 4th album, 'Da Capo;' and when Tina Cousins released it as a single in 2005. The question now is... who sings it best?

Ace of Base - Wonderful Life
Tina Cousins - Wonderful Life (Dance Edit)

2. Do They Know It's Christmas: These songs were released 20 years apart from each other. While both were for charity and feature some of the biggest musical acts of their time, the original Band-Aid track will go down in history as one of the greatest christmas tracks ever recorded. The orginal track features artists such as Phil Collins, Bono, Bananarama, Culture Club and Wham! While Band-Aid 20 features Sugababes, Natasha Bedingfield, Will Young, Ravel Stevens, Jamelia and of coarse...Bono. The real question is, who sang it best?

Band-Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
Band-Aid 20 - Do They Know It's Christmas?

3. One Night In Bangkok: This song was written by AbbA members Benny & Bjorn for their musical 'Chess.' The song became an international success when it was released by Murray Head. Since it's release in 1984 the song has been covered by many bands including Swedish superstars the A*teens and Danish boyband C21. The song had actually been banned in Thailand until 2005 when C21's version became the first version played in Thailand and went on to be a huge success there. Now you tell me... who does it best?!

A*Teens - One Night In Bangkok
C21 - One Night In Bangkok

4. Superstar: It's the battle of the pop princesses with the hit single 'Superstar.' Originally recorded by Danish reality tv singer Christine Milton, the song was a huge hit in Scandanavia and gave Christine her first gold and platinum albums. But while Christine was promised the international rights to the song, the producers and song writers sold the rights to EMI records to be sung by Jamelia. Producers Cutfather & Joe reportedly believed that Jamelia had a better chance of international success with the track. Rumour has it that Christine has pursued legal action against Cutfather & Joe over the rights to the song! Meanwhile you can decide who sang it best.

Christine Milton - Superstar (Radio Mix)
Jamelia - Superstar

5. Dragonstea Din Tei/Ma Ya Hi: In 2004 it seems the entire world was singing along to O-zone's Dragonstea Din Tei. Although being sung completely in Romanian, the song was the a massive success across Europe, topping the charts in many countries and hitting number 3 in the Uk! The success saw the song revamped by a few acts including Italian singer Haiducci who brought the song to number 1 in Italy. The song was finally brought stateside by american dance artist Lucas Prata, who actually recorded the english version of the song with Dan Balan who was a member of O-zone!

O-Zone - Dragonstea Din Tei
Lucas Prata Feat. Dan Balan - Ma Ya Hi
Haiducci - Dragonstea Din Tei - Watch The Video Below

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