Cultivating great musical taste

Song of the Day: You’re the One That I Want by Angus and Julia Stone

I absolutely hated the original. It’s tacky and superficial and there’s nothing good to say about it. It was an evil I often had to listen to as everyone else I know loves Grease.

But this…wow.

This is unrecognisable. It is so sincere and so cleverly arranged that it goes to show that lyrics can be ruined by a person but also lifted to new heights by someone else. Julia Stone’s voice is haunting and mesmerizing and she does a fantastic job, along with Angus Stone, of making this song their own.

There are no flamboyant flourishes, only a voice and a gentle guitar and it truly does wonders for a hitherto horrific song. Sometimes covers are better than the originals and this is a shining example.

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