Way Back Wednesday has returned with a vengeance this week with a special edition dedicated to the some of the industry’s most talented women – the divas! However, nobody could honor these women better than they can do for themselves so we have compiled a list of performances where they do just that by covering each other’s songs in ‘Divas Singing Divas’!
Watch several of music’s most renowned women, including Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Beyonce, cover each other’s songs as they paid tribute to each other below:
Aretha Franklin Covers Mariah Carey’s ‘Hero’
Beyonce Covers Anita Baker’s ‘Sweet Love’ (‘Dangerously In Love’ Medley)
Christina Aguilera Covers Whitney Houston’s ‘Run To You’
Mariah Carey Covers Patti Labelle’s ‘If Only You Knew’ & ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’
Whitney Houston Covers Aretha Franklin’s ’A Natural Woman’
It is always a gripping experience to hear singers deliver their own versions of each other’s material because they always bring a new perspective to the music. Naturally, the competitive element is also an exciting aspect as we get to compare their versions and ask ourselves, “who did it better?”
However, there is one performance that was not included above and it would be a crime if it was overlooked. It was the showing that helped to earn a chart-topping superstar her recording contract and catapulted her to fame. Of course, we are referring to Rihanna’s tribute to her idol, Mariah Carey, with her show-stopping rendition of ‘Hero’.
Watch Rihanna soar through the octaves below:
Rihanna Covers Mariah Carey’s ‘Hero’