Thursday, May 03, 2007

Morricone Goes Pop!

This is a clash of the titans! Which of these singers can belt out the best version of what must be an incredibly difficult song to sing: Ennio Morricone's epic 'Se Telefonando'?

I quite like this version by Iva Zanicchi I just stumbled upon in the interwoods. She is bringing it here, but it's a clear challenge for her.


Fran├žoise Hardy does a very nice, more Phil Spector-ish version called 'Je Changerais D'Avis' - it was this version I heard first. Sorry, everyone in love with her - I only have rotting fruit for you this time.


But the best has to be this one - the original, by Mina! I believe Ennio himself orchestrated it.

4 comments:

cinebeats said...

I love Francis Hardy, but nobody can top Mina's version! I hadn't heard Iva Zanicchi's version before. It's not bad, but it's my least favorite.

tintarchive said...

I'd never heard of Mina before but I am totally smitten.

Jesse said...

Cinebeats - best part about Iva's version is it's a bit peppier rhythmically - but her delivery is weak... thought i would lead off with her version for comparison's sakes.

And Mina Mazzini is amazing across the board...

Jeremy Richey said...

I hate to ever vote against Francoise but Mina's version of this is incredible. Thanks for posting these, they are all very cool.