BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “More” Results

Last week, my Battle of the Bands pitted two songs named "More" against each other, with Perry Como singing one and Andy Williams singing the other. I’ve tallied the votes, and here are the results.

Perry Como 4
Andy Williams 9

While it was a decisive win for Andy Williams, it wasn’t a blowout. I’m happy about that. Congratulations to Andy Williams on his win, and to Perry Como who had a respectable number of votes.

My next Battle of the Bands will be on Sunday, November 1. Be there or be square!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “More”

Here we have two songs named "More" as sung by two TV crooners. Work with me here, okay?

Perry Como

From 1956, a song that reached #4 in the US and #10 in the UK.

Andy Williams

The theme from the 1962 Italian film Mondo Cane, which sounds like a pretty terrible movie. Great song, though.

You know what to do now:

  1. Listen to the two 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 Thursday, October 22, so be sure and get your vote to me by then.

The lines are now open. Good luck to Perry and Andy!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “I’m Sorry”

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

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 Denver

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.

Tyrese

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:

  1. Listen to the two 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 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!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “The Letter” Results

My last battle was between two songs named "The Letter," one by Karla Bonoff and the other by Joe Cocker. I honestly thought that at least one of you would vote for Ms. Bonoff, maybe even surprise me by making it close. Well, I was wrong…

Karla Bonoff: 0

Joe Cocker: 10

Maybe I need to institute a "mercy" rule, also known as a "slaughter" rule, where if one contestant runs away with it as Joe did here, I stop the contest and declare the winner. I think I could have called this one by Thursday afternoon. In any event, congratulations to Joe, and Karla? Sorry, sweetie…

Next Battle will be next Thursday, October 1. Be there or be square!