It’s that time of the week for another Way Back Wednesday and this instalment of our series is all about having fun! We already took a look back some of the best cover songs of our time but on this occasion we’ll compare renditions of popular hits by some of our favourite singers in a good, old fashioned showdown!
Remember when both Beyonce and Christina Aguilera covered ‘A Song for You’? How about when Fantasia and Jennifer Hudson tackled ‘I’m Here’ from ‘The Color Purple’? Well, if you don’t then watch their performances below and pick the better renditions:
Aretha Franklin vs Cher – ‘The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)’
Beyonce vs Christina Aguilera – ‘A Song For You’
Ella Fitzgerald vs Sarah Vaughan – ‘Summertime’
Fantasia vs Jennifer Hudson – ‘I’m Here’
Whitney Houston vs Patti LaBelle – ‘All The Man That I Need’
It is so much fun comparing performances by talented singers while appreciating their skills all the same! For instance, Whitney Houston and Patti LaBelle both sang the life out of ‘All The Man That I Need’ in completely different ways, and it is almost impossible to pick the better rendition. The former was clean yet soulful and strong whereas LaBelle did everything except roll on the floor!
Who do you think had the better performances of each of the above songs? Share your views in the comment section below and let the games begin!