Friday, October 9, 2009

Who Sung It Better?

When I'm stressed, I tend to listen to a song that takes me back to some memorable happy place. (And I like to listen to it over and over again, sorry roomies and neighbors.) Recently, it's been Neko Case's Hold on, Hold on. That song brings me back to my summer in London: while visiting a friend out in Northampton, that long train ride, the gray clouds and how the sun would shine on these bucolic scenes of sheep grazing pastures covered in wildflowers. How, when I saw her, we screamed so loudly some people stopped and stared. And then the redbull and malibu, hash cigarettes and a cute dog sniffing around our ankles. Sunning ourselves out on her backyard while the song blasted over speakers.
So I've been listening to it (over and over again, like I said) and saw a Marianne Faithfull version of the song, and then I thought about those obnoxious US Weekly spreads, of "who wore it better" and thought we should have a little vote to see who sung this one better.





I don't know... each variation has it's own melancholic perspective... what do you think?

-Kastoory

9 comments:

secretnatasha said...

I don't think anyone can beat Neko's incredible voice anytime. (I listen to songs over and over too.)

Anonymous said...

This is like the GLEE-off this week!

Anonymous said...

The voice is better in Neko's case, and the music is better in Marianne's case.

Anonymous said...

I know Neko has a great voice, but I love Marianne and her version is way heartbroken with her cigarettes and whiskey voice.

Anonymous said...

I liked it!

Anonymous said...

Who Sang It Better is light years ahead of Who Wore It Better. I would have to go with Neko Case.

Anonymous said...

who did this originally?

clanchatti said...

I've wished to be able sing like Neko Case since i was 15

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