He then admitted that the two songs were similar and he didn't know where the inspiration came from. On May 26, 2007, Josh Groban appeared on BBC's talent show Any Dream Will Do to select one of the remaining contestants (or "Josephs") to perform the song with him. [19], In 1999, 2-4 Family released "Lean on Me (With the Family)", a remake with a hip hop arrangement and additional lyrics. In late 2005, there were over 80 versions available in US alone, and it has been nominated for Gospel Music Awards four times, including "Song of the Year. The song was a B-side to Hutton’s single “Murder, He Says.”, “It’s Oh So Quiet” remains Björk’s biggest hit, peaking at the No.

", "When is the BBC'S Big Night In on TV? The backing track is re-used in the Spanish version of this song, "Por Ti Sere", performed by Il Divo in their Siempre album. Funk. Johnny Cash surprised the music world when he redid ‘Hurt’ — a standout track on NIN’s double-album magnum opus ‘The Downward Spiral’ — as an acoustic ballad for his ‘American IV: The Man Comes Around’ covers set. The R&B group Club Nouveau covered the song with go-go beat and took it to number one for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in March 1987.

Join 1000s of subscribers and receive the best Vintage News in your mailbox for FREE, 4. The Performing Rights Society of Iceland analyzed both songs and found a 97% similarity between them. Aretha Franklin wrote Rock Steady, Think and Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby). [1][3] The original designated vocalist was Johnny Logan, who recorded a demo with an orchestra. He chose show favourite and eventual winner Lee Mead, whilst the other four contestants (Lewis Bradley, Craig Chalmers, Ben Ellis, and Keith Jack) performed as backing singers. [17], Westlife performed this song with Secret Garden at the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize concert. Filan was the featured 'Legend' and judged the participants. Bill Withers' childhood in the coal mining town of Slab Fork, West Virginia,[5] was the inspiration for "Lean on Me", which he wrote after he had moved to Los Angeles and found himself missing the strong community ethic of his hometown.

Løvland stated the song was made by and for Løvland himself and performed for the very first time at the funeral of Løvland's mother. "Lean on Me" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Bill Withers. 1 hit in eight countries, while it reached the No. Although the original version did not chart internationally, the song has now been covered more than 125 times,[4] with the most successful covers being by Josh Groban (#73 in the US and #1 on the US Adult Contemporary chart), Christian group Selah (#1 on Billboard's Christian charts), Westlife (#1 in the UK), Daniel O'Donnell (#22 in the UK) and Dutch Popstars winner Wesley Klein (#4 in the Netherlands). The female vocals on the song were performed by Chaka Khan, who also appeared in the promotional music video. 4 spot in the United Kingdom. [19] It is also their most-streamed single of all time with 19.7 million listens in the United Kingdom as of January 2019. In 2002, it was released on the Secret Garden album Once in a Red Moon, with the vocals sung by Irish singer Brian Kennedy, and sold well in both Ireland and Norway. Epic Records published a 12-inch single and a CD maxi single in Germany.[32]. American music producers Bert Berns, Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, and Richard Gottehrerrecorded a bubblegum pop tune titled “I Want Candy” in 1965. It was the first single released from his fourth solo LP, Back in the High Life.It was written by Winwood and Will Jennings and produced by Russ Titelman and Winwood. Løvland composed an instrumental piece in 2002 and titled it "Silent Story". While “Hey Joe” was The Jimmy Hendrix Experience’s signature song and first hit single overseas, the original owners are the California-based garage band The Leaves. "You Raise Me Up" is a song originally composed by the Norwegian-Irish duo Secret Garden. It was a number one single on both the soul singles and the Billboard Hot 100; the latter chart for three weeks in July 1972. [2]. In 2015, Canadian singer Jeffrey Li, aged 10, and Сeline Tam, aged 7, performed at the Miss World final. In 2003, David Foster decided to produce the song after being introduced to it by Frank Petrone of peermusic, the song's publisher. Cover: Cyndi Lauper (1983) Original: Robert Hazzard (1979) Cyndi Lauper’s first hit single as a solo artist, “Girls Just Want To Have Fun,” reached the No. A string section was also included as well.

Over the years, the song became iconic; Rolling Stone placed it at #201 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Music icon Prince wrote and originally recorded the song “Nothing Compares 2 U” for his side project The Family in 1985. This version also peaked at #73 on the Billboard Hot 100, his first single to do so, and was nominated for a 2005 Grammy award. 1 hit on the R&B charts for seven weeks, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, won three Moonmen Awards at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards, recorded a bubblegum pop tune titled “I Want Candy”, Police arrest a 72-year-old “suburban grandfather” suspected of being the Golden State Killer, “I’m not dead yet”: some Buddhist monks followed self-mummification, Project Azorian: Howard Hughes’ secret mission, 1960s U.S. satellite that started transmitting again in 2013, The “Walk of Shame” in Game of Thrones historical inspiration, The only unsolved skyjacking case in U.S. history might have a break, Kurt Gödel became too paranoid to eat and died of starvation, “Little Ease”: One of the most feared torture devices in the Tower of London, The humble English girl who became Cora Pearl, Walt Disney softened the original Snow White story. Soft Cell’s version was a No.

This was the band's 13th number-one single as well as the first single to be released following Brian McFadden departure from the group. We be jammin'!". He chose the up-and-coming Josh Groban to record the song, which was accompanied by the tenor Craig Von Vennik of the Establishment.

It is currently the most played "You Raise Me Up (from Disneynature's Chimpanzee" official music video version on YouTube with 73 million views as of January 2012. [14] The single has sold 540,000 copies in the UK so far. It was composed in the traditional verse–chorus form in E♭ major, with Filan and Feehily's vocal ranging from the chords of B♭3 to B♭5.[18]. A distorted, not-so-acoustic rendition that the band truly made their own. He performed this version with the African Children's Choir again on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on August 10, 2007. [1] Billboard ranked it as the No. However, Söknuður was a moderate success, and it is claimed that Løvland had heard the song while living in Iceland. October, 2017 singer Arthur Manuntag from the Philippines recorded his own version of the song. Isbell’s adoration for Shires has always had a front-and-center prominence during his performances, but now, that love has deepened and swelled outside of its verses, and it’s only nourished the resonance of “Cover Me Up” years after it was written.

However, the authorship of the song  is ambiguous and unclear, the earliest recording of the song dates to 1965, by The Leaves. Lauper was nominated for two Grammys for the song, including Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Performance. (Hazard never released his version, though. 6 on the U.K. Singles Chart in 1967, but it failed to gain any recognition in the United States. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983. In 2018, the single was re-recorded by its member Shane Filan for his solo album Love Always - Deluxe Version. In 1995, Icelandic solo artist Björk released a cover song titled “It’s Oh So Quiet,” which American actress/singer Betty Hutton first recorded in 1951.

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It was disclosed at a press conference that Groban had "Söknuður" played for him in 2007, who reacted in an 'alarmed' fashion. They also said they did not want to record it. In 1982, British New Wave band Bow Wow Wow released “I Want Candy,” with its music video receiving heavy airplay and rotation during the early days of MTV.

Hey Joe cover  by Jimmy Hendrix peaked at No. This version was released as a single and peaked at #76 on the Billboard Hot 100. pp. O’Connor won three Moonmen Awards at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards for Video of the Year, Best Female Video, and Best Post-Modern Video. Groban's version made it to #1 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart in early 2004 and remained there for six weeks. [18] This version of "Lean on Me" is known for the addition of the faux-reggae refrain "We be jammin'! In 2018 Helgason filed a lawsuit against Universal stating that the melody has been lifted from him without his permission.

Presley’s version was a crossover success that spent 11 weeks on the top of country, pop, and R&B charts simultaneously. Besides, Wallen hasn't been the only one to cover "Cover Me Up" this year. After the band broke up in 2012, the single was performed solo in many live instances by three of band members Shane Filan, Kian Egan and Mark Feehily. He had lived in a decrepit house in the poor section of his town. [6], Withers stated in the same interview that he made an effort to keep the lyrics simple. “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”- Cyndi Lauper/Robert Hazzard, #201 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, a No. Aretha Franklin covered It Ain't Necessarily So, Are You Sure, Joy to the World, Over the Rainbow and other songs. After the song was performed early in 2002 by the Secret Garden and their invited lead singer, Brian Kennedy, the song only became a minor UK hit. On 12 May 2018, the song was performed on South Korean music programme 'Immortal Songs 2' by Sohyang. When Louis Walsh suggested the band to record it, Filan, Egan, Byrne, and Feehily were against it saying it was a church song, and would not be a success. Donning shaggy wigs and zebra-print vests, Feldman, Goldstein, and Gottehrer took it upon themselves to perform the song as the faux Australian pop trio The Strangeloves. Welsh singer Aled Jones recorded a successful cover in 2004, all-female Irish ensemble Celtic Woman in 2004 as well enjoying massive world-wide success with it in 2005.