Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mad Music Monday-Jackie Wilson vs MUSE

When Fernando bought that pile of 45's from the Thrift Trader a few weeks back, one of them was by Jackie Wilson. He is one of my all time favorite soul singers so I was excited to hear it.

Night by Jackie Wilson

I had never heard the song before, but I HAD heard a version of it somewhere. It bugged me and bugged me as I lay in bed trying to think of where I heard it. A movie maybe? No.

And then it hit me: Ice Dancing!!! I had seen someone skate to this song( I'm a figure skating freak btw), but of course it wasn't sung by Jackie.

It was sung by MUSE.

MUSE "I Belong To You"

Forward to 2:20 to hear the "Night" part. I am a HUGE MUSE fan so I was pretty excited to find the connection to Jackie Wilson. I enjoy the way they interpreted it too. And it was all connected in my brain by figure skating. Of course!

PS-If you are interested to see the ice dance here is the link.


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  2. If you want to travel even further down the rabbit hole, the French part of the Muse song is actually taken directly from an aria by Camille Saint-Saens, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtkeUrXIWzw), so I guess Jackie Wilson had taken inspiration from the same piece of music much earlier. I had never heard that Jackie Wilson song either--cool to hear the connection!


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