I will find my way
I can go the distance
I’ll be there someday
If I can be strong
I know every mile
Will be worth my while
Hello, kittens & dawgs! I survived the #AprilA2Z challenge with no tears or blood shed and life is as before….back on track. Thank you for patiently sticking with me.
Feeling all inspired with my recent accomplishment. I decided Michael Bolton’s Go the Distance, (not included in the show-down) is the perfect song choice for Battle of the Bands (BoTB) May 1 installment.
I’m sure you already know Hercules is a Disney (1997) animated production and “Go the Distance” is the featured songs from the film. Written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist David Zippel, it was originally recorded by Roger Bar, an American actor, in his film role as the singing voice of Hercules.
Michael Bolton, an American singer/songwriter, recorded a pop version of the song for the film’s end credits. Go the Distance peaked at #24 on the Billboard Top 100, but went on to #1 on Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. An interesting note is I learned that Ricky Martin (as Hercules) recorded and performed the Spanish version for both the movie and in the credits. Martin included his version on his Vuelve album, you can listen to his sexy cut, here(not included in BoTB).
This is one of those songs that isn’t covered a lot. However, I did find a few unknown artists who added their own personal style to the original.
The first band is a UK punk rock band. I’m not a fan of punk style music, but I thought it would be fun all the same to throw it in the mix this go around, especially considering my choices limitations.
I present to you Stay Late…
The competition is an American rock n’ roll singer/songwriter from St. Paul, Minnesota. I give you Jonathan Young (feat Drew Hurst)…
I prefer the original done by Bolton, but it’s always fun to see what others are doing and to share these discoveries with others. Maybe, you already heard these versions before and then maybe not. It’ll be interesting to see who wins.
Thinking of yourself, when the going gets tough, does the tough get going or quit? For the most part, I stick things out to the end even if it feels like I’m dying. I don’t ever want anyone to say I’m a quitter, but there are times I quit only because I realized my limitations and chose to listen to that small voice inside.
Okay, visit STMcCP to get the 411 on how Battle of the Bands works, but those who know what to do then it’s time to play along with the other members!
- STMcC Presents ‘Battle of the Bands’
- Lee @Tossing It Out
- Robin @ Your Daily Dose
- Fae @ Far Away Series
- Book Lover
- Creative Outlet of Stratplayer
- Mike’s Ramblings
- John @ The Sound of One Hand Typing
- Dixie @ dcrelief ~ Battle of the Bands
- Alex J. Cavanaugh
- Kim @ The Belle Rocks
- Shady Dell Music and Memories (NEW player!)
I’ll have the results next week this time, in my side menu, so I invite you to check back to see if your pick wins. Before I go, I want to share one Flashback Friday memory.
Until we meet again, have bandtastic day and I hope to see you tomorrow Saturday Songsuasion!