Friday, July 31, 2020

Diana Ross & The Supremes

Flashback Friday

Every week, Scrivener on his Facebook page asks us to rate our favorite songs by different rock and pop artists. I answer those every week and decided to share and preserve these answers on my blog. So first up, we have Diana Ross with and without her group The Supremes. Here goes:

TOP 5 + 5 by Diana Ross

Diana Ross & The Supremes 1960s

1. Stop in the Name of Love
2. Reflections
3. Love Child
4. You Can't Hurry Love
5. Someday We'll Be Together
6. I Hear a Symphony
7. Baby Love
8. You Keep Me Hanging On
9. The Happening
10. My World is Empty Without You

Diana Ross 1970 onward

1. Upside Down
2. Touch Me in the Morning
3. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
4. Theme From Mahogony
5. Love Hangover

Worst - Endless Love with Lionel Richie - too sappy.

So what do you think. Leave me your list of a comment about your favorite and least favorite Diana Ross song.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Jolene and Her Covers


In 1973 Dolly Parton released her big country hit that put her on the map. "Jolene" was a hit country single that made it to #1 on the Billboard Country chart and #1 in Canada. It also charted on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #60 and #44 on the Adult Contemporary Music chart. Since then, it has become her signature song and has been covered several times over many years by many other artists. The linked audio file above (from YouTube) is the original track that became the hit in early 1974.

In recent years the following covers appeared:

Dolly Parton & Pentatonix (2016) - This version made it to #18 on the Billboard Country Chart.

This version came out in 2012 by Miley Cyrus as part of the Backyard Sessions video album on YouTube. I like this one.

Alternative rock duo The White Stripes recorded this version which charted well in Europe, 2004 & 2005.

A new version was released earlier this summer by Chiquis with Becky G. This version has started its chart climb on Mel's Current Top 20.