I discovered that there are seven songs that are named “I’ll Be There,” including ones by The Jackson 5 and Gerry & The Pacemakers, and decided, rather than going with what I was familiar with, I would choose three that I wasn’t familiar with, by bands I wasn’t familiar with (at least not musically). This should be interesting!
Emma Bunton, also known as “Baby Spice,” recorded her “I’ll Be There” on her second solo album, 2005’s Free Me. It was written by Ms. Bunton, Hélène Muddiman, and Mike Peden. It charted at #7 in the UK.
S Club 7
S Club 7’s “I’ll Be There” was written by the band’s Cathy Dennis and Dennis Poku and appeared on their 2000 album 7.
The Escape Club
Escape Club’s “I’ll Be There” was the second single from their third album, 1991’s Dollars and Sex. It reached #8 in the US.
You probably already know what to do here if you’ve voted in these Battles in the past, but if you haven’t and would like to, here are the rules:
- Listen to the songs.
- Decide which song you like the best.
- Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
- Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:
I’ll tally the votes and announce the winner next Saturday, February 8, so be sure and get your votes to me by then.
The lines are now open! Good luck to Emma Bunton, S Club 7, and The Escape Club!