Yes, another frivolous post.  I’ll get to something serious next week.


When I was a kid in the 60s we thought only the original was worth listening to. Who, we thought, could ever be better than the Beatles? Over time my opinions changed. There are some remakes that are better than the original. Here are two that are better than the original group could ever have thought of doing these songs. (The first is a Beatles failure — a song that was too good for the group.)




The second also has a Spanish flavor:



And as much as I still enjoy The Mamas & The Papas, I really don’t know how the Frankie Laine or Ozzie Nelson versions would compare:



That said, there are times when the remake is better.

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