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Cover Wars: I Can’t Make You Love Me

“I Can’t Make You Love Me” is one of blues/rock/country icon Bonnie Raitt’s most famous ballads. Recorded in 1991, with Bruce Hornsby accompanying Raitt on piano, the song was written by Mike Reid and Allan Shamblin. The song appeared on Raitt’s eleventh studio album Luck of the Draw. Released as the album’s third single, “I Can’t Make You Love Me” became one of Raitt’s most successful singles, reaching the top-twenty on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the top-ten on the Adult Contemporary chart.

In August 2000, Mojo magazine voted “I Can’t Make You Love Me” the eighth best track on The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time list. The song is ranked at number 339 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The song has been recorded by a variety of performers almost continuously since the song’s release. Can you decide who covers it best?

The Running Mates:

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

Aaron Gillespie:

Alternative Press

 

Alex G and Kurt Hugo Schneider:

ALEX G:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HelloAlexG
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AlexGMusic7
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/AlexGMusic7

KURT SCHNEIDER:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KurtHugoSchneider
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kurthschneider
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/kurthugoschneider

 

SAARA:

Holly Henry:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hollymaehenry
Website:http://hollyhenrymusic.com/
Music:https://hollyhenry.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hollyhenrymusic
Instagram: http://instagram.com/hollymaehenry

 

Hope:

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hopemusicuk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hopemusicuk/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/hopemusicuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hopemusicuk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hopemusicuk
Website: http://www.hopemusic.co.uk
Label: http://www.jacketrecords.com

 

 

Voting ends at 10/9c pm on Friday, July 22

Written by Arlene Allen

Hello, my name is Arlene Allen, and I love all things nerd: genre tv and movies, books, loud rock and roll music, kittens, conventions, books, graphic novels and superheroes, RPG and tabletop games, and did I say books? Oh, yes. I spent 25 years as a librarian (nerd) mainly working with youth (creating nerds), a number of years as a teacher (more nerd indoctrination). I have my own spawn, leveled up to 22 and my partner in nerdiness. As a nerdy writer, I have found a home at Talk Nerdy With Us.

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