BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Angel Eyes” Results

Well, my last Battle of the Bands pitted three different songs named “Angel Eyes” against each other. Turnout was heavy, and by the middle of the week it became more than clear who the winner would be. Here are the results:

Ace Of Base: 3

Jeff Healey: 11

Roxy Music: 2

Guess that’s rather decisive. Congratulations to Jeff Healey and a pat on the back for Ace Of Base and Roxy Music. Makes me woner if maybe I should have used ABBA’s “Angel Eyes.” Some other time, maybe.

Our next Battle of the Bands will be next Saturday, August 15 See you then!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Angel Eyes”

I’m back with another “same name, different songs” battle, this time with three songs named “Angel Eyes.”

Ace of Base

From their 1995 album The Bridge.

Jeff Healey Band

From his 1988 album See The Light, this was released as a single in 1989 and reached #5 on the Hot 100 and #16 in Canada.

Roxy Music

From their 1979 album Manifesto, it reached #4 in the UK.

This will be a review for most of you, but here are your instructions:

  1. Listen to the three songs.
  2. Decide which song you like the best.
  3. Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
  4. Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:

I’ll tally the votes and announce the winner next Satuday, August 8, so be sure and get your vote to me by then.

The lines are now open. Good luck to Ace of Base, Jeff Healey, and Roxy Music!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Gypsy Woman” Results

All right! My last battle pitted three songs named “Gypsy Woman,” by Muddy Waters, The Impressions, and Ricky Nelson, against each other. Voting was light (only eight this time), but here are the results:

Muddy Waters: 4

The Impressions: 1

Ricky Nelson: 3

Congratulations to Muddy Waters and a pat on the back to The Impressions and Ricky Nelson. I wonder what the scores would have been had I used Brian Hyland’s cover of The Impressions song?

Our next battle will be Saturday, August 1, so join us then!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Gypsy Woman”

Back a little later this week! This time, I have three songs named “Gypsy Woman” for you to listen to.

Muddy Waters

Muddy recorded this song on his 1973 album Can’t Get No Grindin’ and called it “Mother’s Bad Luck Child.” I think he did that to see if anyone was paying attention. Either that or he forgot he had written this one. From 1948, featuring Sunnyland Slim on piano.

The Impressions

Written by Curtis Mayfield and recorded by The Impressions in 1961, the song reached #2 on the R&B chart, #20 on the Hot 100, and #17 on the Cash Box chart. Brian Hyland covered it in 1970 and took it to #3 on the Hot 100.

Ricky Nelson

The B side of his 1963 single “String Along,” it failed to reach the Top 40 on its own, coming in at #62 on the Hot 100.

So there are our three contestants. Here are your instructions:

  1. Listen to the three songs.
  2. Decide which song you like the best.
  3. Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
  4. Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:

I’ll tally the votes and announce the winner next Wednesday, April 22, so be sure and cast your vote by then.

The lines are now open. Best of luck to Muddy Waters, The Impressions, and Ricky Nelson!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Heart and Soul” Results

First, thanks to everyone who voted. I had quite a good turnout, 14 votes altogether. Here are the results:

Dusty Springfield and Cilla Black: 4

Huey Lewis & The News: 8

The Cleftones: 4

Congratulations to Huey Lewis & The News and a pat on the back for Dusty & Cilla and The Cleftones for a job well done.

Our next Battle will take place on Wednesday, July 15 (a week from today). Be there or be square!