Happy New Year, everyone!
I saw an interesting story while I was working on a recent Friday 5×2, involving the song “Won’t Find Better Than Me,” which I had never heard before. A band called The Kit Kats recorded and released it as a single in 1966, and it failed to chart. Here’s that recording.
Several years later in 1969, the same band, now calling themselves New Hope (maybe because of the song) recorded and released a different version, and it went to #57 on the Hot 100, and rose much higher in some markets. Here’s that version.
So there are two different versions, recorded by two different bands (albeit with the same exact members), of “Won’t Find Better Than Me.” The question is, which one is better? Did they give up too soon on the original one, or was it better after they re-recorded it?
I’ll leave it up to you to decide. Listen to both versions of the song, decide which of the two you like better, and vote for it by leaving a comment below, telling me which it is and, if you’ve a mind to, why you liked that one better. Then, take a few minutes and stop over at Stephen’s Battle of the Bands blog, where he’ll most likely have a battle of his own, vote in his battle, then follow the links he has on his page to participate in the other Battles that are going on today, if you’d be so kind. Remember, you need not be a Battle of the Bands participant to voice your opinion on the battles. Next Tuesday, January 8, I’ll tally the votes and announce the winner, so be sure and have your vote in by then.
The lines are now open. Good luck to The Kit Kats and New Hope!