One of my top 20 all-time songs! “Everlong” live is incredible with the high energy guitar/drum combination. But Dave Grohl’s acoustic version adds a different intensity as he draws out all of the sexiness out of the lyrics. Either way it works! David Letterman said it was his favorite song too and this video is from Dave’s first show back after his heart surgery! Favorite line:
And I wonder
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
“YOU SEXY THING” STEREOPHONICS
Stereophonics, out of Wales, are a big deal in Europe but have yet to hit it big here in the States. They record their own material but I LOVE their covers. “Don’t Let Me Down” (Beatles), “Angie” (Stones), “Nothing Compares To You” (Prince) and especially this Hot Chocolate disco song. The drums kicking in before the chorus makes this song even better than the original.
“GOODBYE TIME” CONWAY TWITTY
Blake Shelton hit #1 with a cover of this country music classic but Conway Twitty’s version is the ultimate emotional powerhouse version. Lyrics about holding onto something that is already gone, vocals that tear you up inside, even Vince Gill on backing vocals. Favorite line: “if the feeling’s gone / Words won’t stop you anyway”