You’re probably thinking, “But John, you’ve already done ‘Rhythm of the Rain’!” and yes, in fact I have, in June of 2015. This battle is different, because the two contestants are doing non-English versions of the song.
CONTESTANT #1: Sylvie Vartan, “En écoutant la pluie” Sylvie recorded this French version in 1963, and it topped the chart in France.
CONTESTANT #2: Rob de Nijs, “Ritme van de regen” Dutch teen idol de Nijs recorded this as a B side, and it became popular anyway.
So, which of these do you like better? Listen to both, decide which is more pleasing to your ears, and vote for it by leaving me a comment below. If you want to expound on why you like that one better, feel free! Then, how’s about visiting the other BotB participants and voting in their battles, too?
- Stephen at STMcC Presents Battle of the Bands
- Arlee at Tossing It Out
- Mike at Mike’s Ramblings
- Cathy at Curious As A Cathy
- Mary B at Jingle Jangle Jungle
- Debbie at The Doglady’s Den
- Cherdo at Cherdo On The Flipside
- Ai at Ai Love Music
I’ll announce the winner of this week’s contest next Monday, April 8, so be sure and get your vote to me by then.
The lines are now open. Bonne chance, Sylvie! Veel succes, Rob!