Last time out, I tried pairing Karla Bonoff against Joe Cocker, and Joe made quick work of Karla. It was almost a waste of time for you to come by here for that one, and I’d like to say "I’m Sorry." Actually, I’d like the three artists in today’s battle to say it for me. Yes, here are three different songs by three different artists all named "I’m Sorry," and I’d like to get your opinion on which of the three is best.
Brenda Lee’s "I’m Sorry" comes from her eponymous second album in 1960. As a single, it topped both the Billboard and Cash Box charts, reached #4 on the R&B chart, and was #12 in the UK.
John’s 1975 single "I’m Sorry" was from that year’s Windsong LP, and topped the Country, Pop, and Adult Contemporary charts in the US, topped the Pop and Adult Contemporary charts in Canada and reached #4 on the Canadian Country chart.
I had never heard about Tyrese Gibson before this evening. Wikipedia tells us he’s a "singer, songwriter, author, rapper, actor, model, VJ, and screenwriter." This is from his 2001 album 2000 Watts.
So, there are our contestants for this battle. Most of you know what the next step is, but for those of you who are new to this, here are your instructions:
- Listen to the two 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 Thursday, October 8, so be sure and get your vote to me by then. Voting is open to everyone; all you need is a pair of ears and opinion.
The lines are now open. Good luck to Brenda, John, and Tyrese!