Monday, February 25, 2019

We've Got Tonight #MewsicMovesMe

This is a freebie week in the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop and we decided to do a "battle of the bands" featuring one of my all-time favorite songs, We've Got Tonight, penned by Bob Seger. For this song Mudpie says nothing but her very best "come hither" look will do.


I'll be a good girl and start with the 1978 original...



Of course I wouldn't be featuring this song if Conway hadn't covered it at some point, which he did magnificently on 1980's Heart & Soul album. As one commenter said on YouTube, "My knees buckled with the first line, sexy voice."
This song was just made for him...



In 1983 Kenny Rogers took We've Got Tonight to the top of the country duets as a duet with Sheena Easton. Their version also went to number six on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, number two on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, even reaching the top 30 in the United Kingdom...



It's Battle of the Bands time!!!

It goes without saying that Conway's version is tops with me, as he starts with his signature way of speaking lines to a song with that gorgeous voice of his, leading into a performance that proves why he was called the "king of country soul." As I said last week, even though he's known first and foremost as a legendary country singer, in my humble opinion he was one of the greatest voices in American music, period. Not that I'm partial or anything...



Please leave a comment telling us which is your favorite!

16 comments:

Mary Burris said...

It's definitely Conway Twitty for me.... that was swoon-worthy!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Melissa,

Conway does a lovely job on Seegar's song but I love the Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton duet cover - just beautiful and my vote goes to Rogers & Easton! Thanks for sharing this BoTB on the dance floor. Have a boogietastic week, dearie!

Patricia T said...

I think Mudpie did it best, without words. :)

csuhpat1 said...

Great classic songs. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy Keisha said...

I think I'm going with MP too.

Eastside Cats said...

Bob Seger is a Detroit legend, but I prefer his really old, war protest songs the best. Guess I'm just an old Michigan hippie!

Catscue Cats said...

Definitely - Mudpie wins!

XmasDolly said...

Conway does a cool job, but he sings the whole tune by himself. To me it's definitely a duet. Bog Segar well, he's just awesome in my book & I'd buy it well, in fact I have bought it, but Kenny Rodgers & Shenna Easton I use to be a big fan of both. Well, not use to I am a big fan! So I definitely have to vote for them. Thanks for joining us you did a great job!!! hugs & I hope you have a rockin' week! Thanks for sharing!

Cal said...

Thank you for your kind words of sympathy for Only.
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Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Three different styles and voices; 3 winners!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Great song! I remember dancing to it at a high school dance with my first love. I like Seger's best, COnway's second and Kenny's last.

Debbie D. said...

Mudpie is very cute! ☺ If I can't vote for Bob Seger, I'm going to have to go with Kenny and Sheena. I love his voice! Conway did a great job too, though. Nice to meet you, Melissa!

The Menagerie Mom said...

First of all, Mudpie, you are seriously too cute for words. Second, we always look forward to our Conway fix, thanks to you. Purrs!

aisasami said...

Conway for me too! I love how deep he sings!

Stacy Uncorked said...

I know I'm late to the party, but I'd have to go with Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton (only because that's the version I'm familiar with...heh!!!)

Thanks so much for the dance! :) And Mudpie is way too cute!! :)

Colette S said...

Oooh my very fave is always Kenny Rogers. That voice is so so good!