Cover Battle — Love Songs
It’s time once again for one of my patented YouTube cover battles, and in typical fashion you pick the winner. Tonight’s theme is one of my favorite for YouTube covers — LOVE SONGS. I have my personal favorite, of course, but I won’t spoil it for you. Enjoy, and leave a comment to vote for the winner.
The first track is by Goga, a local (Dallas) wedding singer and one-man-band act. This was actually filmed at a performance in downtown Dallas in 2008. Go Goga!
Next up is YouTube artist Rob Preston singing Billy Joel’s Just The Way You Are. Barry White did do a nice cover of this song, but I still prefer Joel’s version. But Preston’s cover is not bad, and songs seem more soulful when sung alone in your office/living room.
Last we have professional musician Jude Perl singing an offbeat rendition of Marvin Gaye’s classic. A good attempt at a viral hit? You be the judge.