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Old 24th January 2012
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by Hardtoe View Post
This is why there can be different versions of the same song, but one can be be considered "the" great one/defining version.
That's not quite true though. There have been a few cases, especially in the '60s, where a song became a regional hit in the US or in another country and then another artist covered it and their version became a national hit. The only difference being that one label was exploiting the other label's lack of distribution. For example, Shadows of Knight had a hit with Gloria because the version by Them was censored by some radio stations because Van Morrison said "she comes up to my room, she makes me feel alright."