Glee Music! New Ds vs. THIS Indie Folk Group: Who Covered the Beatles Best?
The Glee characters apparently aren’t the only ones with Beatles fever these days. On October 1, a new album called Beatles Reimagined had its debut — with the goal of reinterpreting Beatles classics in a creative way. Included on the album is a folksy cover of one of the Fab Four’s biggest hits. So how does this new album’s cover of “I Saw Her Standing There” hold up to Glee’s version of the same song from Season 5, Episode 1?
In “Love, Love, Love,” the New Directions boys team up to lift Tina’s spirits by performing the song and offering to take her to prom. The Glee version is quite faithful to the Beatles’ original, down to the Glee guys wearing suits and mop-tops. Swoon!
Meanwhile, the album Beatles Reimagined features a cover of the same song by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and theirs has a country vibe. The overall feeling of the cover is very honky-tonk, given the singers’ drawls and the bar band-type instrumentation.
So which version is better? Well, we love them both, and the Edward Sharpe version certainly wins points for creativity. But the Glee one is pretty darn great, and we’d almost give it the edge based on Sam’s feisty “Owwww!” alone. The dude can howl like nobody’s business.
However, judging from the results of our song poll from last week, not all of you felt similarly. “I Saw Her Standing There” received only 2.8% of the vote for the best song of the episode, and it placed third in the poll for the worst among the week’s eight numbers. Jeez, you guys are harsh!
Okay, decision time: Do you prefer Blaine, Sam, and the gang, or is Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros the winner? Let us know in the poll and the comments which one was way beyond compare.