BATTLE OF THE BANDS: The Grand Champion Of “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?”


Cherdo commented when she saw this battle, “Am I hallucinating? I thought I voted on this…” No, you weren’t hallucinating: we had three battles involving the same song, the first between Dusty Springfield and Barbra Streisand (won by Barbra) and the second between Michel Legrand and Chris Botti with Sting (won by Chris and Sting). The third battle matched the winners against one another so we could crown a grand champion.

Both of the contestants in this battle won their individual battles by landslides, so I was curious to see how close the voting was on the third. I wasn’t disappointed: there was a mere difference of two between them.

Chris Botti with Sting: 9
Barbra Streisand: 7

Congratulations to Chris and Sting for reigning supreme, and kudos to Barbra for a battle well-fought.

Next Tuesday, we’ll be featuring a battle suggested by a blogger who doesn’t participate in BotB. Details next week. See you then!

BotB: The World Series of “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?”


The song is, as it has been the last couple of Battles, “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?” My 10/1 Battle pitted Barbra Streisand against Dusty Springfield for the women’s championship; Babs won that one 9-2. The men battled on 10/15, with Michel Legrand (the composer of the song) and Chris Botti with Sting locking horns. That battle ended in a blowout by Botti and Sting.

Now let’s see what happens when we pit Babs and Botti against each other. This could be a close one, because each won by a blowout.

CONTESTANT #1: Barbra Streisand

CONTESTANT #2: Chris Botti with Sting

So, leave me a comment to let me know which of these two versions you like better, then go visit other blogs doing a battle today.

Jingle Jangle Jungle
Mike’s Ramblings
Curious as a Cathy
Janie Junebug Righting & Editing
Tossing It Out
J. A. Scott
Angels Bark
Cherdo on the Flipside

* Stephen has the current list of participants on his site

The winner will be announced next Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Election Day in the United States. Best of luck to Babs, Chris, and Sting! The lines are now open!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Whatr Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?” (Men’s Division) Results


THE BATTLE: “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?”
THE CONTESTANTS: Michel Legrand vs. Chris Botti and Sting
THE RESULTS: Not even close…

Chris Botti and Sting: 15
Michel Legrand: 3

Kip went so far as to vote for Michel Legrand so he wouldn’t get “skunked.”

Congratulations to Chris Botti and Sting, a pat on the back to Michel Legrand, and thanks to everyone who voted.

NEXT UP: The Grand Championship of “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?”: Barbra Streisand vs. Chris Botti and Sting! Join us November 1!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?” (Men’s Division)


As I hinted at when I published the results of my last battle, I’m going to do the same song, “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?” but this time give you two male artists. Your job will be to select which you like better and leave me a comment, like we always do. Frank Sinatra’s version is more or less the standard, and is not a contestant in this battle, because I felt he might run away with it (as if that hasn’t happened before).

CONTESTANT #1: Michel Legrand Yes, the composer of the song (the Bergmans wrote the lyrics) has done a version of this one.

CONTESTANT #2: Chris Botti featuring Sting Smooth jazz trumpeter Chris Botti does a lot of the standards, and is joined by Gordon Sumner (a/k/a Sting) in his version.

Okay, you know the drill: listen to both, pick a fave, and vote in the comments, THEN go visit some of the others having battles today:

Tossing It Out
StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands *
Your Daily Dose
Mike’s Ramblings
Curious as a Cathy
DC Relief – Battle of the Bands
Evil Pop Tart
Book Lover
Alex J. Cavanaugh
Shady Dell Music & Memories
Debbie D. at The Doglady’s Den
Angels Bark
Jingle Jangle Jungle
Janie Junebug Righting and Editing
Cherdo on the Flipside
Holli’s Hoots ‘n’ Hollers
J. A. Scott
Quiet Laughter

* Check Stephen’s blog for further updates to this list!

Stephen will be culling this list to remove all the non-participants soon.

I’ll announce the winners next Saturday. Best of luck to Michel, Chris and Sting!

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life” Results


All right… the battle was between Barbra Streisand and Dusty Springfield over the song “What Are You Doing The rest Of Your Life.” It turned out to be no contest, althoughb Uncle Jack called it a draw, saying they both sounded the same. The score:

Barbra Streisand: 9
Dusty Springfield: 2

I’m thinking the next battle might be between two men singing the same song. Maybe I’ll even pit the men’s winner against Barbra and crown a champ. Or maybe not.

Next battle will be next Saturday. See you then!