Monday, April 7, 2014

Falling Slowly

F is for FALLING SLOWLY by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. One of the greatest songs of all time, in my opinion. It's been redone several times by various artists, but I still like the original the best. Do you tend to like original songs or covers/remakes of them?

Words fall through me.

13 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

I usually prefer an original song to a cover, but in the last few years there have been some excellent covers of great songs. :D

Sheena-kay Graham said...

The original but I love a new take that is done well.

David P. King said...

Depends on how the remake is done, but it's hard to outdo the original. Nice pick! :)

jenbradlee said...

I don't tend to lean toward one or the other. I'm always impressed when someone can take an original song and recraft it into something new and exciting. One of the coolest things about a cover is when it unites two generations with the same song, even though they are by two different artists. If the message of the song is powerful enough, it doesn't matter who delivers it. :)

Rachna Chhabria said...

Falling slowly sounds like the title of a YA book (that was my first impression). Nice choice for F alphabet.

T. Drecker said...

What a lovely video! I usually like the originals more. But every now and then, someone hits a remake just right.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I usually like originals, but it depends on who redoes the song.

Chrys Fey said...

It depends. Many original songs can't be touched, but there are many great artists now-a-days who remake popular songs and I love their take on the original.

P.S. I also love this song but . . . I've never heard the original. Eep! Sorry. :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Oh, good choice! Love this song.

Tony Laplume said...

Thanks to your video, I've finally heard the song. It was folksy okay.

Suzi said...

I'm mixed. It's usually the version I hear first. Not always, but usually. :)

Kathryn Purdie said...

Love. This. Song. It's not folksy okay; it's folksy awesome. But then I'm a folksy kinda girl. :-)

Nicole said...

Yes!!! I saw Glenn and Marketa live right after this movie won, and it was an amazing show. They're both so talented!