Friday, January 30, 2009

OSF: Original vs. Remake

I almost never like the remake versions of original songs. But, I picked a couple of remakes that I thought took a good stab at the original. I still like the originals better on all of these except my Luther Vandross pick (I mean, did you really think I was gonna pick the Carpenters? Seriously):

1) The Jackson 5 vs. Mariah Carey's "I'll Be There"





2) The Carpenters vs. Luther Vandross vs: "Superstar"; "Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me"





3) Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force vs. Allure: "All Cried Out"



7 comments:

Revvy Rev said...

Never will forget I'll Be There.The Jackson 5 version stands out in my mind, barely remember Mariah's version.

Tha Connoisseur said...

My favorite has to be "I'll Be There" from the Jackson's on this one as well, but that is one of the Mariah songs that I do rate.

As for Allure, they sure did a phenomenal job as well. That was a great album.

Kim said...

I'd say the Jacksons beat out Mariah, but that's not her fault. She did a great job with her version. I miss poodle Mariah.

I was flowing with Lisa Lisa until I looked up at the video. I think I have to give Allure as my fave for that one.

SjP said...

Great picks. Gotta go with the jacksons as i'm not a big fan of mrs. cannon.

Marvalus said...

I think this is one of Mariah's better versions...this was back when I loved her...back before she became her boobs and stilettoes...

I did the Carpenters and Luther too...I mean, after Luther does your song, it no longer is yours, it belongs to him...

Regina said...

Jackson 5, hands down(but mariah did it justice)! Luther gave the song some soul and owned it (but I like the carpenters version also).
Lisa & Allure, eh, depends on my mood!

MrsGrapevine said...

You covered the whole spectrum. Someone else covered the Carpenters vs Luther. Of course, I chose Luther, but the Carpenters is not that bad.

When I was little I use to love this Jackson 5 song, now it's just too cheezy. I will pass on both versions, but if I had to choose it would be the original.

I had the Lisa Lisa and cult Jam tape, so it wins for me. I wore that tape out.