Song 15: The Ronettes – I Can Hear Music
Artist: The Ronettes
Song: I Can Hear Music
Today is an old song and recommendation from my good friend Tom Dusome. During of on the times, I was listening to I took the chance to read a little bit about the song and learned it was covered a few years later by the Beach Boys. I asked Tom about his take on the cover and he described the original as much more powerful. Assuming YouTube can be used as an accurate measure it turns out that the cover by Beach Boys is much more popular than their original. I’ve always found it fascinating when this happens. It leaves me wondering what it was that the artist that cover did that made it much more popular? Anyways, I took the chance to listen to the cover and between the two I similarly to Tom prefer the original. In any case, I think the things I liked the most about the most about the song were the harmonies and lyrics.
365 New Tunes is a project inspired by a tweet from the band Stars on December 31st, 2017 encouraging people to listen to a new song every day of the next year.