Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Battle of the Bands Results - Fame
Duran Duran First Round Votes: John, Arlee, Holli and the Kate the Cowgirl.
Eurythmics First Round Votes: Shady & Alex
The second round saw Duran Duran taking 85% of the votes. Though Eurythmics were liked, the opening of the song scared a few away from their vote. A few even commented the bizarre photo Lennox proudly displayed.
Duran Duran Second Round Votes: Guilie, Janie, Madilyn, Stephanie, Birgit & Hilary
Eurythmics Second Round Votes: Dixie
Could things get any worse for the Eurythmics? Yes they can. The third round was a complete blow-out. Duran Duran ran away with all six votes.
Duran Duran Third Round Votes: Cherdo, Michele, FAE, Robin, Spacerguy & Cathy
I think by this time, the Eurythmics gave up any of the fight they may have had left. Once again, it was another 85% win for Duran Duran. In the end, I opted out of giving a sympathy vote for Eurythmics, even though I did like their version, I had to admit the Duran Duran version was much better. Besides, it's always nice to side with the obvious wintter.
Duran Duran Final Round Votes: Stephen, G.B.Miller, Kim, Dolorah, Mike and of course, myself.
Eurythmics Final Round Votes: Yolanda
Duran Duran 22
Congratulations to Duran Duran
For those hungry for a DD classic, here they are singing, 'Hungry Like the Wolf'.
Arlee Bird - This is one of my least favorite Bowie songs. I'm an Annie Lennox fan but I thought the Eurhythmics version of this song was a bit of a bore.
Shady Del Knight - This is a toughie because I very much enjoyed both versions presented. More often than not in these contests I appreciate an artist, group or band that closely imitates the sound of original. In this case, Duran Duran remained more faithful to Bowie's vocal style and arrangement. However, I was more impressed by the refreshingly different arrangement on the Eurythmics recording. Annie's seductive vocals blend with an instrumental track that percolates. I loved it. Annie gets her gun and Annie gets my vote!
Alex J. Cavanaugh - Duran Duran stayed close to the original, but I thought Annie's was fresher - she gets my vote.
CowgirlKate - I'd like to place my vote for Bowie..... But since that isn't an option... Lol
I found I disliked the Eurythmics version quite a bit. I can't put my finger on why precisely, but it just wasn't enjoyable for me. David Bowie with a sonic screwdriver???? Yes please!
Janie Junebug - I thought I would vote for The Eurythmics, but the scary voice at the very beginning was icky.
Madilyn Quinn - Can I vote for Bowie? Lol I know.. let me listen. Uhm, yeah the beginning of the Eurythmics version creepy me out and it didn't get much better from there.
Dixie@dcrelief - Another exciting moment for me. Both versions were nice, but I'm the diehard Annie Lennox/Eurythmics fan! Supporting the E's is for me's please.
Stephanie Faris - Okay, gotta go with Duran Duran because Simon LeBon was one of my first celeb crushes and so I spent hours and hours listening to their music as a teen. I'd never heard this song from them before...had no idea they even remade it. But it felt very familiar to me! Like putting on a favorite pair of socks!
farawayeyes - Give my vote to Duran Duran. Their cover was closer to the original, so I guess I liked that better. Annie's choice was a bit over the top for me.
Robin - (Just a quick note: What the hell did she do to herself in this picture??? Did she go crazy with spray tan? A bad day at the salon? What????) Unfortunately, the music is very much like the picture. Way out there. Overcooked maybe.
Spacerguy - To me Duran Duran hasn't aged which is cool. The contemporary sound of Eurythmics isn't bad but Duran Duran still win.
Stephen T. McCarthy -I vote for NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN - DURAN DURAN. Why? Because Annie Lennox is sporting a 3rd-Degree Burn all over her face and seems to be proud of it.
G. B. Miller - In general, Duran Duran usually does a much better job of doing cover songs (check out their c.d. called "Thank You", features a killer version of the song White Lines).
Kim @ be ReInVintaged - Oooh. Both versions are great, so this is super-hard. I loved the dancy arrangement of The Eurythmics' effort, but ultimately prefer the overall sound of Duran Duran's. So Duran Duran for me!
dolorah - Three awesome musicians, all with their unique styles. For this song, I prefer Bowie. Since he's not in the battle, I'll go with Duran Duran. Eurythmics do a good version, but its all the dips and warble that appeals to me in this song, and the Eurythmics left out that style. Sometimes there's just not adapting the original.
mike spain - Both had different twists. In the end Duran Duran gets my vote they were closer to David Bowie but still very much Duran Duran.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by and placed a vote.
Come back again for a new battle January 1st
Who will you vote for?
What song will I choose?
Which artists will battle it out?
Don't forget to visit the other participants in the Battle of the Band to see who won their battles.
FAR AWAY SERIES
STMcC PRESENTS 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS'
TOSSING IT OUT
JANIE JUNEBUG RIGHTING AND EDITING
YOUR DAILY DOSE
CURIOUS AS A CATHY
DCRELIEF - BATTLE OF THE BANDS
THE DOGLADY'S DEN
CHERDO ON THE FLIPSIDE
HOLLI'S HOOTS AND HOLLERS
THE SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING
JINGLE JANGLE JUNGLE
Are you currently in the BOTB and don't see your name in the list above? Let me know in comments and I'll include it.