I am finally back with a new blog post and this time, it is all about my favourite cover songs!
Cover songs are a very common occurrence in Western music. They can often boost an artists career, or help to launch a new artist, and give them the much needed exposure. In Bollywood Music cover songs are created in a slightly different manner. They can often be heard in the form of epic performances on music based reality shows or in the form of YouTube covers from upcoming artists who are trying to get noticed by the Bollywood Music industry.
In this post, I am sharing the first of my favourite cover songs, which is ‘You Might Need Somebody’ by Shola Ama. I remember hearing that singer Shola Ama was spotted singing this very song at Hammersmith station in London. It became an instant hit for her, launched her singing career and also indirectly drew attention back to its original version by Randy Crawford. That is the beauty of a cover song: it instantly reminds you of it’s original version thus both artists gaining credit from it.
Have a listen to both versions of ‘You Might Need Somebody’ below, and comment which one is your favourite version of the song!
Randy Crawford – You Might Need Somebody (Original)
Shola Ama – You Might Need Somebody
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