As ‘Under Pressure’ by Queen and David Bowie comes to a close we are reminded just how great these two acts are, singularly and together. Who would be brave enough to cover this song and who today, could duet to be as popular.
Queen – Under Pressure – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a01QQZyl-_I
We have had duos in the past, Sonny and Cher, Simon and Garfunkel and we have had ‘those’ songs that are forever covered, to name one is the Carson Parks classic ‘Something Stupid’ which was covered by Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman in 2001.
There are in fact plenty male/female duos out there and on most occasions the pair complement each other. On ‘Under Pressure’ where we have two male voices that finish each other’s lines and which harmonise so well, when the final verse is built up to explode it’s hard to think of two acts today who could summon up such emotion from a song.
Who in today’s industry could team up to produce something that is as worthy as being covered itself. Nicky Wire, bassist of the Manic Street Preachers, recently spoke about the music scene claiming there are plenty of good bands and good music, but there are ‘No Great Bands and No Great Music.’ He continued saying we need a ‘Sex Pistols’ a ‘Libertines’ and “God knows we need a Nirvana”
For me there is one Great Band, The Arcade Fire. With already three classic albums that will live to become timeless pieces of art, they are who I would like to see be the Queen half of the Bowie/Queen cover. So now we need someone with a voice range like that of Freddie Mercury.
How about everyone’s new favourite Wouter De Backer or more commonly known as Gotye? His song ‘Somebody that I use to know’ (Now this has to be A Great Song with over 73 million YouTube views) shows signs that he could be a contender to sing along with the orchestral might of Arcade Fire. Or even Kimbra, Gotye’s partner in the hit song, her voice is as equally as beautiful as shown on her upcoming EP ‘Settle Down’ but for me, the part of Bowie has to be sung by a man.
Gotye – Somebody That I Use To Know – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY
Who would you like to see sing a cover? What would they sing? And with whom?