Friday, March 8, 2013

Cool cover song of the week...

I've always been a Fleetwood Mac fan, although I grew a little tired of them—especially Don't Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow)—during the Clinton presidency. However, one of my favorite Fleetwood Mac songs has always been Go Your Own Way. I love the way the members of the band's vocals blend in this song, and the lyrics—which is about the complicated relationship between Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham were having at the time—are really great.

The song was the lead single off the Rumours album and went to #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group's first top-10 hit in the U.S. It is ranked number 120 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and is on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list.

I first heard Lissie's more introspective version of the song when it accompanied a dance routine on So You Think You Can Dance. (No matter how much the show frustrates me, it has opened me up to a lot of fantastic musical artists I might not have heard otherwise.) Since then, it's appeared in a number of commercials and other places, most recently in previews for the Josh Duhamel/Julianne Hough movie, Safe Haven. Those of you who have been following my Cool Cover Song posts probably recognize I really like it when artists change up a song and make it a little more introspective, so this certainly fits the bill.

Here's Lissie's version:

And, for a trip down memory lane, here's the original:

Check out my previous Cool Cover Songs of the Week:

Borderline by The Counting Crows

How Deep Is Your Love by The Bird and The Bee

Life in a Northern Town by Sugarland, Little Big Town, and Jake Owen

I Don't Want to Talk About It by The Indigo Girls

Only You by Joshua Radin

Pure Imagination by Maroon 5

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by Blake Stratton

What a Fool Believes by Neri Per Caso

Poker Face by Daughtry

Back to Black by Ronnie Spector

I Will Survive by Cake

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by The Stereophonics

Rolling in the Deep by John Legend

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