Still 20 years behind y’all - or am i ?
Time for a classic.
Kim Wilde - Kids in America (1981)
Kim Wilde, a beautiful voice for a beautiful face. That was the time when a singer without voice and skill was either toast or performing punk.
Another beautiful voice for a beautiful cover.
Goldfrapp - It’s not over yet (2008)
‘Blind’ is particularly catchy. Quite underrated.
And now for something completely different…
Raphael - Balada triste de trompeta (1970)
Covering a original theme by Franco Pisano and Nini Rosso, Raphael’s rendition and a moving trumpet play overloads emotion and mops the floor with the original ballad about a dead love. Originally the cover was released to a lukewarm reception during a low in Raphael’s career, but over time it has become widely appreciated and is regarded as a staple of his discography.