Our battles take place twice a month: on the 1st and 15th. The results come six days later: on the 7th and 21st. That's when I return, total all of the votes, including mine (if necessary), and announce the winner.
Roy Orbison and Joe Melson wrote this tune and released it in July of 1961. If I heard it when it first came out, most likely I was still potty-training. No matter, it was still around when I came to my mature musical senses. Truth be told, by that time more than a few warblers had covered this song and continue to do so.
Cherdo Trivia: If you are one of those singers and you mess up the high/falsetto note, you're name is mud.
So, let's look at Roy Boy and some of those covers, eh?
THE ORIGINAL: ROY ORBISON
Don Mclean covered this song in 1981 and we all saw it on the adult contemporary and country songs. 'Cause, face it: sometimes you just don't know what to do with Don. . . and he always makes that "I'm deep" face when he sings. . . but enough with the psychoanalyzing. Take it away, Don.
CONTENDER #1: DON MCLEAN
k.d. lang recorded this song with Roy Orbison in 1987, but that wouldn't be fair! Show us what you can do alone, k.d.! Make Canada proud:
CONTENDER #2: K.D. LANG
What's your pleasure, comrades? Will you vote for Don or k.d.? And don't lean into the screen - Gonzo's got that nasty stomach bug that's been floating around. Stay well, peeps!
Last, but not least, visit the other folks who participate in the Battle of the Band: