11-27-2012 09:51 AM - last edited on 11-27-2012 10:03 AM by AIMOD-Maria
I am a US citizen living in Thailand.Currently (each week) they are showing all the episodes of "American Idol" from the 2012 season. I watch every week.
I am just outraged by the ignorance of the judges on "American Idol". Last week I saw the show and Joshua sang the song "Without You" and every body said he was doing a Mariah Carey song. That is bull**bleep**.Mariah Carey did do a version of the song but it only peaked at #3 on Billboard in 1994. The song was originally recorded by the British rock group "Badfinger" on their 1970 album "No Dice" and in 1972 Harry Nilsson took the song to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for four (4) weeks. Why did you not give credit to "Badfinger" and "Harry Nilsson".All Mariah did was rip Badfinger & Nilsson off.
Now this week Joshua sang "If You Don't Know Me By Now" and you give credit to the British pop group "Simply Red" for the song. Granted "Simply Red's" version of the song went to #1 on the Billboard charts in 1989.But 17 years earlier the Philadelphia R&B group "Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes" went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the original version of the song.But no mention was made of the ORIGINAL "Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes" version. Please give credit where credit is due.
Next thing I know you will claim that "Unchained Melody' was originally done by the "Righteous Brothers", "Don't Be Cruel"
was originally a "Cheap Trick" song", "Hound Dog" was an original Elvis Presley song and "Blueberry Hill" was originally recorded by "Fats Domino". Please get it right and stop spreading mis-information.
If you have any questions as to the original artists who record certain songs please visit my website [nonmainstream link removed] GET IT RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11-27-2012 11:35 AM
I hear you Barry. It always annoys me when they say "I WIll Always Love You' is a Whitney Houston song when Dolly Parton wrote it & had a country hit with it about 20 years before Whitney did it.
11-27-2012 11:56 AM
I can't tell you how many times Randy has not given proper credit to the artist/group that originally made a song a huge hit. If a song has not been recorded in the last 20 years, Randy knows diddley you know what about the song.
11-27-2012 03:11 PM
The original was written in 1955 and first recorded as instrumental by Les Baxter and shortly there after that Al Hibbler about 1956 di the first vocal. The Rightious Brother did Unchained Melody in 1965. It was again a monster hit in 1990 for the movie Ghost with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. It is the most recorded song and sold the most in the 20th century.
11-27-2012 04:16 PM
Randy knows diddley you know what
No, I don't know what.........it's not polite to keep secrets you know!
11-27-2012 04:20 PM
Remember that time when they gave Shrek and Donkey the credit for 'I'm a Believer'? Everyone knows that song belongs to the Oak Ridge Boys. Who do they think they're fooling, anyway?
11-28-2012 04:33 AM
you're right. Dolly had a hit with the song in 1974. Whitney's song wasn't released until 1992.Although Whitney had the bigger hit it was still Dolly's song.
11-28-2012 04:38 AM
Very impressed that you know about "Unchained Melody" most people don't know about the Les Baxter or Al Hibbler version. In 1955 it appeared in an obscure prison movie titled "Unchained".
11-28-2012 04:44 AM
I take it you are being funny.Neil Diamond wrote "I'm A Believer" in 1966 and the Monkees took the song to #1 for seven (7) weeks beginning December 31,1966 on the Billboard Hot 100.
11-28-2012 08:12 AM
It was again a monster hit in 1990 for the movie Ghost with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. It is the most recorded song and sold the most in the 20th century.
It was released twice in 1990. The first re-release got up to #13 in the U.S. and was only available on a 45rpm record. It was released again later in '90 and got up to #19...this version was only available as a cassette single.
Elvis Presley released his version on his Moody Blue album...his last album to be released while he was alive.