Born on this day: Cate Blanchett, Bobby Darin, George Lucas, Mark Zuckerberg
Today a few nice things happened (including Blogger's return from outer space), so I thought I'd throw together a comparison of two songs, both titled Happy.
They're not new (and frankly I don't remember them very much if at all), but they were the topic of a family discussion recently and the interesting thing about them is that they were released 2 weeks apart, one on the west coast and one on the east in 1967.
Here's the one released on the east coast (by the band Blades of Grass):
Here's the one from the west coast (by the band The Sunshine Company):
Ok, the song is a bit dated, but it's catchy. Any preference?
I'm always fascinated when someone covers another person's hit and makes a hit of it themselves (especially when people forget about the original artist. When Charice recently sang "All by Myself" on Glee, she referred to the Celine Dion hit (made sense since she's pretty young), but when I think of that song I think of Eric Carmen (although I like the Celine Dion version, too). Can you think of any songs that you preferred the second time around?