First up, the version by Smokey Robinson:
Season 8 of American Idol was the year the world was introduced to Adam Lambert. His version is up next:
So, which version do I prefer? This is another easy one for me. The original is beautiful, but Adam Lambert managed to make it sound like a completely different song, yet still be recognizable as "The Tracks of My Tears". I prefer Adam's version!
One side note: I enjoyed season 8 of American Idol more than any other season because of Adam Lambert. It's just very sad that he went from this:
I LOVED Adam Lambert until he went glam and started throwing his sexuality in our faces. It was no question that he was gay while he was on Idol, and I have no problem with that. It's just sad that his career has become all about that. After Idol Adam just went over the top, and it has become too difficult for me to watch him because of this.
I guess I'll always have his performances on American Idol