Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Mystery Tune Contest # 2

This is a cover of one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite artists. Name the song and artist.

Winner gets a choice of a Teenage Kicks shirt, a specially crafted cd mix of said artist or an attaboy. Contest ends this Saturday, 3/7. Send contest replies to tkidsean@aol.com.

Mystery Song # 2 by Mystery Artist # 2


John Waters said...

Ben Lee? In my life.

John Waters said...

More info on covers of this song:

Cover versions and cultural references
The song has been covered by a number of artists, including Mary Hopkin, Judy Collins, Dave Matthews Band, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Selah, Jose Feliciano, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne (Under Cover), Marie Osmond, Keith Moon (Two Sides of the Moon), Kippington Lodge, Astrud Gilberto, Allison Crowe, Bette Midler and Johnny Cash (American IV: The Man Comes Around).

Twiggy covered the song on The Muppet Show (Season 1 Episode 21).

A cover by Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk was used as the theme for the NBC show Providence. Bette Midler also recorded this song for the 1991 film soundtrack For the Boys. Dave Matthews played the song during a tribute show honoring John Lennon.

During George Harrison's 1974 US tour, the band played a version of the song that was drastically slower than the Rubber Soul version there.

George Martin borrowed the song title for an album of various artists covering Beatle songs. In the tribute song, Sean Connery narrates the lyrics with minimal support from Martin's piano.

Kevin Kern borrowed the song title for his album that covered many artists' songs in piano, including "In My Life". In this version, the baroque piano solo that was written by George Martin had been deleted.

The Ten Tenors performed the song during their 2006 "Here's To The Heroes" tour, an arrangement a little slower than the original, with more emphasis harmonies, showcased in an A Cappella section in the middle of the song.

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus would perform the song live during their 2008 U.S. acoustic tour.

It was the name of a Broadway musical.[citation needed]

Singer Marques Houston covered the song in an episode on Sister, Sister

American Idol Season 7 contestant Ramiele Malubay performed the song during the top 12 week for The Beatles tribute week.

The song was played at Kurt Cobain's memorial.[12] Cobain was an avid Beatles fan.

Radio disc jockey Don Geronimo used this as his farewell song on April 11, 2008.

The song was used in the farewell to long-serving Canberra newsreader of WIN television Peter Leonard.

Australian singer/songwriter Ben Lee covered the song for the album This Bird Has Flown: A 40th Anniversary Tribute Beatles' Rubber Soul

Michael Atchison said...

Nice effort, but the wrong answer.

Kevin McClatchy said...

Whatever happened to following directions?

Philijams said...

Delonte West...In My Life.

As mentioned above this song has a been covered alot! This particular mystery song covers life. Favorite artist, favorite song, and most important favorite Hawk hoopster.