An avid pop music fan from the Beatles to Kylie Minogue. I'm fascinated with the recording industry and the Billboard charts. I love doing album and concert reviews. I have a fascination with all things British, and the dance/pop scene in Europe. Illustrator and photographer too visit my site at www.philfogel.com
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Stealing From The Brits
Many artists do cover songs but it really annoys me when American singers cover recent British hits. So much great British music goes unnoticed in North America. It’s a good strategy to cover a hit unheard of in the USA, but I would rather the original artist get the credit. Jessica Simpson's ex Nick Lachey new single is "Patience". The song is a cover of Take That’s big #1 comeback song. It won a Brit awards for the quartet as best single last year. It’s not like Nick put a new twist on the song it’s very similar, but it doesn’t come off as genuine as when it's sung by it’s songwriter, Take That’s lead singer Gary Barlow. You be the judge.