|Earliest version of "Purple Haze?"|
Here's a lyric for you. Is it country/bluegrass, pop/r&b, or punk?
You say you stand by your man.
Well tell me something, 'cause I don't understand.
You said you love me, oh, and that's a fact.
And then you left me, said you felt trapped.
Well there's some things you can't explain away,
and the heartache's with me to this day.
If you know only one version, I think you're missing out. If you immediately recognized the lyric, check out a different genre:
A pop/r&b version by Annie Lennox.
The Dwight Yoakam version.
I think many great songs have the ability to transcend genre. What do you think? Do you have a favorite cover?
This is a part of my poorly named "song a day" series. For more, check out
The Two-Hit Wonders