"Needles and Pins" was a song written by Jack Nitzsche and Sonny Bono in the early ’60’s. The most popular version is by The Searchers in 1964, but it’s been done several times by other artists as well, inncluding these two…
Jackie DeShannon’s 1963 version was the original recording. It reached #1 in Canada but only #83 in the US.
The Ramones recorded "Needles and Pins" for their 1978 album Road To Ruin.
So, there are the contestants. Here are your instructions, if you’d like to join in the judging.
- 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 Friday, April 8 at noon Eastern, so be sure and get your votes in to me by then.
The lines are now open. Good luck to Jackie and the Ramones!