I’ll Say Goodbye With A Little Help From My Friends

The more I sift through all of the things that have piled up in my RSS reader, the more it hits me just how much of a lost year 2014 was for us. Like seriously, how in the hell did I not mention that Joe Cocker died? He’s only responsible for the best cover I’ve ever heard. If it’s not the best, it’s way up there.

Truth be told, for years I thought this was Joe’s song. I didn’t learn the real deal until I borrowed a Beatles tape from a friend when I was like 12 or 13. It bothered me that a band who was supposed to be so great and influential would do such a crappy version of a really good tune, so I started asking questions. Once I was clued in it somehow made even less sense, and it was on that day that I began giving far less of a shit about the Beatles.

And then there’s this, which I’m almost positive would be just another one of the world’s zillion cheesy love songs if anyone else sang it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpMkdPDthT8

Don’t ask me why it works so well. It just does. It’s so…believable.

And seeing as it’s in my head now, have a listen to another good one, Up Where We Belong.

I used to think they were singing “The liquor’s up where we belong.” Makes perfect sense if you know some of the people I grew up around.

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