Saturday, June 20, 2009

Cover Song Saturday Night - Updated!

Since it's Father's Day, here are a few songs I can call 'covers' since they were recorded by many people even though these versions are the classics.

Happy Father's Day, Big J.

Probably the greatest singer of all time performing Stardust. Once I made Big J an entire CD with as many versions of this song that I could find. Nat's is still the best.

Last but not least, Kim's birthday is on Sunday as well. The Big 35 (am I not supposed to say that?) Kim often gets the shaft because her birthday falls on Father's Day frequently, however she won't get the shaft on The Skog Blog. Here are a couple of songs that I think she might dig. Happy Bday, my friend.

And for the grand finale, quite possibly the greatest clip I've ever found on youtube. High comedy.

I thought this next clip was pretty well known but after talking with Kim and Wheels, I realized they had never seen it. Here is William Shatner's rendition of Rocket Man. I'll give this the nod over Telly as number all time greatest youtube clip. Telly you are number 2. Sorry.


Kim said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes. I love that rendition of The Boxer. I actually thought it was pretty cool sharing my birthday with father's day. I felt let down when it was not.

You know I was always on the fence with Telly, but he now has a lifetime fan. Seriously awesome. Love the cigarette and how he points to the scary female image...then you (point) and I (point) will simply fly away.

Corbie said...

The sad thing is, I'm pretty sure William Shatner was serious.

flanksteak said...

I guarantee Shatner is being serious.

Mindy said...

I don't know what to say about that. I'll never be able to listen to Rocket Man the same way.