BLUE FEAT. ELTON JOHN "SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD"
IT'S not really a fashionable view, but I like Elton John. I always liked this song and this version is a good one, I think.
There's something about boy band records, and the way they have to arrange the harmonies so that each member of the band can do something that makes their records great for singing along to. You don't need to know all the words to the song, just the harmonies and you can imagine that, given a modern haircut, a million hours in the gym and some fancy clothes, you too can be in a boy band.
The problem with cover versions though, is they infect the originals. I was listened to Elton's original this morning to re-familiarise myself with it, and can't help but imagine the Blue parts of the song. But, I won't let it trouble me unduly, i'll just carry on with my day.
Wed 05 Mar 2003