"Solitary Man" is a golden oldie from Neil Diamond. He released it first in 1966 and it became a minor hit, reaching #55 on the Hot 100. When he found success on Uni Records, Bang! (his previous record company) released it in the summer of 1970, and it reached #21 on the Hot 100 and #6 on the Easy Listening chart. It’s been covered by Johnny Rivers, Billy Joe Royal and most famously Johnny Cash.
I’ve chosen two of the covers for this battle. I know, you probably have a favorite cover, and you’re welcome to tell me what it is… but it won’t count for anything, so you might want to choose one of my two. Here are the covers I’ve chosen…
Those are our contestants. Here are the 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 count the votes at 12 PM on Monday, May 9, so be sure and vote by then.
The lines are now open. Good luck to Chris Isaak and HIM!