Song Of The Week: Ain't No Sunshine

I have been wanting to do a month long "Song Of The Week" dedicated entirely to covers for some time now, and just kind of forgot. Luckily my girl Shelby reminded me of my longing, with a great Ray Lamontagne cover of "Crazy". So, without further ado, the next four weeks of music here at YBB will be dedicated entirely to covers. Hope you enjoy!

Bill Withers created quite a masterpiece with "Ain't No Sunshine", a song that I find sexy, romantic and sad all at the same time.

This song has been covered and remade numerous times, but I think my favorite so far rendition so far is Josh Hoge's "Ain't No Sunshine (Non-Album Track)". Born in Tennessee and talented as all get out, his voice is scratchy yet smooth and full of emotion. Love the acoustic take and the passion behind this version.

With all the different covers of this song, I must ask your opinion. Do you like this version? Do you prefer a different cover version? Or will you be sticking to the original and not listening to anything else?


amy b.s. said...

i love this song! what a great idea! can't wait. sometimes i end up loving the covers just as much, or even more, than the orginals!

Mama Debs said...

Funny how these songs never go out of style. Reminds me of 10th grade in high school and a boyfriend (made a recent ex) left this 45 single (yes, I'm old) on my door step.

Anyhow, I like the re-make.

Kris said...

Great cover of a great song! I always picture the scene from Notting Hill with the changing seasons when I hear this.

Amber's Notebook said...

love it! I am a big cover fan. Lady gaga's cover of Viva La Vida is one of my recent favorites

Shelby said...

Such a great song to begin with but the cover is just extra sexy ;)

Lyndsy said...

Amy ~ I am glad that you are excited. Hopefully my choices will not disappoint!

Mama ~ I am glad you like the remake. Such a heartbreaker you were.

Kris ~ You have me wanting to watch Notting Hill now. Perhaps this weekend!

Amber~ I just listened to it today and totally love the Gaga! I love how she threw in her own little words here an there. She rules!

Shelby~ Glad you are finding it sexy as well!


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