Thursday, April 21, 2011
It's time for another installment of "Songs From My Youth"!! I know, I just made that up, but it sure sounds like a catchy game show title!
I've mentioned in the past how my mother used to listen to Barry Manilow while driving, and that's how I came to know who he is. Today I have one of my favorite Barry Manilow songs, Read 'Em and Weep.
Here's what I didn't know about this song: someone else actually wrote the song! Barry's version is a cover. The person who actually wrote and sang it first? Meatloaf. Here now is his version:
Which version do I prefer? I like me some Meatloaf (food and musician), but Barry wins it for me. Meatload looks very possessed while he's singing this!
So, who sings it better?