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Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:11 pm
Both versions are great but I just favour Cyndi's slightly slower groove.
Interestingly, the track was actually written for Roy [who recorded it first] but was only issued posthumously after Lauper's notable 1989 hit single rendition.
Other artists have covered it since, but none have come close to matching the intensity of either of these versions, IMO.
It's also tempting to think what job a rejuvenated Elvis would have made of this track - as the material seems ideal for him.
Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:20 pm
Yeah, I always liked both versions but rather stick to Cindy's sultry, sexy version...
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:47 pm
NOBODY BEATS ORBISON
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:57 pm
Yeah, yeah Rob.
It's a close call as noted, but you've got to agree that Cyndi lays down a tremendous version, right?
Her phrasing is absolutely sublime - in fact it's very "Elvis-like" in parts, if you listen closely.
P.S. When's Caroline making a return to your av'?
Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:25 pm
When the French Open is underway
I still am confident she will capture her first Grand Slam.
Hey howcome you left out Celine ?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvz_gW5C2cY&ob=av2e
Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:47 pm
I prefer Orbison's "Heartbreak Radio" before his rendition of "I Drove All Night".
But I don't think he wasn't very good at singing Rock 'n' Roll. I think "Ooby Dooby" is downright awful, I prefer Janis Martin's version.
Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:33 pm
I never knew that Roy Orbison did a version of this song, and giving it a listen I don't think that Roy's style was meant to be delivered in an 80s pop format. Some of the Wilbury's had that feel too, and I wasn't a big fan of it, although it was okay.
I'm not a huge Cyndi Lauper fan, but I always liked this song. Her vocals give it a real desperate feel which goes along nicely with the lyrical content.
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:54 pm
I like Roy Orbison's version a lot better.
It's a shame that Cyndi Lauper had a big hit with it instead of Roy.
It was written for Roy so he should have had a hit with it.
Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:26 am
Then there's the "more contemporary" Celine Dion version......
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:48 am
Celine certainly hits all the right notes in all the right places, but it leaves me unmoved in comparison to the brilliant versions of Cyndi and Roy.
Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:20 am
Definitively the Roy Orbison version for me. Listing to Cyndi Lauper again today, the first 30 seconds could be Lisa Marie Presley. For me Lauper's crowning moment was "Time After Time" which is a fine tune.
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:21 pm
I prefer the stellar version by Roy ,but thats just me ,although Cyndi does a great job too
Sat May 12, 2012 4:30 pm
Big Orby fan, so he just nicks it for me, but man it was close, those high notes won me over ...............
Sat May 12, 2012 9:50 pm
TCB-FAN wrote:Then there's the "more contemporary" Celine Dion version......
Thank you, I'll pass on this one!
Thu May 17, 2012 11:58 pm
I prefer Roy Orbison's version, he's one of my favourites!!