In popular music, a cover version, cover song, revival, or cover, is a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a recorded, commercially released song. Before the onset of rock'n' roll in the 1950s, songs were published and several records of a song might be brought out by singers of the day, each giving it their individual treatment. Cover versions could be released as an effort to revive the song's popularity among younger generations of listeners after the popularity of the original version has long since declined over the years. On occasion, a cover can become more popular than the original, such as Elvis Presley's version of Carl Perkins' original "Blue Suede Shoes", Santana's 1970 version of Peter Green's and Fleetwood Mac's 1968 "Black Magic Woman", Johnny Cash's version of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt", Whitney Houston's versions of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" and of George Benson's "The Greatest Love of All", Glenn Medeiros's version of George Benson's "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" or Jimi Hendrix's version of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower".
The Hendrix recording, released six months after Dylan's original, became a Top 10 single in the UK in 1968 and was ranked 48th in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Another famous example is the Beatles' cover of "Twist and Shout" by the Top Notes, their cover of the song, "Til There Was You", by Meredith Willson, among many others; the term "cover" goes back decades when cover version described a rival version of a tune recorded to compete with the released version. The Chicago Tribune described the term in 1952: "trade jargon meaning to record a tune that looks like a potential hit on someone else's label". Examples of records covered include Paul Williams' 1949 hit tune "The Hucklebuck" and Hank Williams' 1952 song "Jambalaya". Both had numerous hit versions. Before the mid-20th century, the notion of an original version of a popular tune would have seemed odd – the production of musical entertainment was seen as a live event if it was reproduced at home via a copy of the sheet music, learned by heart or captured on a gramophone record.
In fact, one of the principal objects of publishing sheet music was to have a composition performed by as many artists as possible. In previous generations, some artists made successful careers of presenting revivals or reworkings of once-popular tunes out of doing contemporary cover versions of current hits. Musicians now play what they call "cover versions" of songs as a tribute to the original performer or group. Using familiar material is an important method of learning music styles; until the mid-1960s most albums, or long playing records, contained a large number of evergreens or standards to present a fuller range of the artist's abilities and style. Artists might perform interpretations of a favorite artist's hit tunes for the simple pleasure of playing a familiar song or collection of tunes. A cover band plays such "cover versions" exclusively. Today three broad types of entertainers depend on cover versions for their principal repertoire: Tribute acts or bands are performers who make a living by recreating the music of one particular artist or band.
Bands such as Björn Again, Led Zepagain, The Fab Four, Australian Pink Floyd Show, The Iron Maidens and Glory Days are dedicated to playing the music of ABBA, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden and Bruce Springsteen respectively. Some tribute acts salute the Who, many other classic rock acts. Many tribute acts target artists who remain popular but no longer perform, allowing an audience to experience the "next best thing" to the original act; the formation of tribute acts is proportional to the enduring popularity of the original act. Many tribute bands attempt to recreate another band's music as faithfully as possible, but some such bands introduce a twist. Dread Zeppelin performs reggae versions of the Zeppelin catalog and Beatallica creates heavy metal fusions of songs by the Beatles and Metallica. There are situations in which a member of a tribute band will go on to greater success, sometimes with the original act they tribute. One notable example is Tim "Ripper" Owens who, once the lead singer of Judas Priest tribute band British Steel, went on to join Judas Priest himself.
Cover acts or bands are entertainers who perform a broad variety of crowd-pleasing cover songs for audiences who enjoy the familiarity of hit songs. Such bands draw from current Top 40 hits and/or those of previous decades to provide nostalgic entertainment in bars, on cruise ships and at such events as weddings, family celebrations and corporate functions. Since the advent of inexpensive computers, some cover bands use a computerized catalog of songs, so that the singer can have the lyrics to a song displayed on a computer screen; the use of a screen for lyrics as a memory aid can increase the number of songs a singer can perform. Revivalist artists or bands are performers who are inspired by an entire genre of music and dedicate themselves to curating and recreating the genre and introducing it to younger audiences who have not experienced that music first hand. Unlike tribute bands and cover bands who rely on audiences seeking a nostalgic experience, revivalist bands seek new young audiences for whom the music is fresh and has no nostalgic value.
For example, Sha Na Na
Leigh Anne Bingham Nash is an American singer and songwriter, the lead vocalist for the pop band Sixpence None the Richer and is a member of Fauxliage and Movement Nashville. Her debut solo album, Blue on Blue, was released on August 15, 2006 by the One Son/Nettwerk record labels. Nash was born Leigh Anne Bingham in Texas, she started singing country music and learning old country songs on the guitar at the age of 12. She had several years' experience singing in local cafes with a band and performed at a Texan country & western dance hall, she met songwriter Matt Slocum at a church retreat in the early 1990s. Leigh Nash and Matt Slocum formed Sixpence None the Richer soon after and went on to record four full-length albums with the band, their first album, released when she was just 16, was the Widow. The album garnered critical acclaim and Slocum and Nash searched for new band members. Joined by Tess Wiley, Dale Baker, J. J. Plascencio, the new band recorded This Beautiful Mess. Wiley quit the band after their US tour and the band released the Tickets for a Prayer Wheel EP and signed to the Squint Records label following the demise of R.
E. X; the band's eponymous album was released in 1997 and the single "Kiss Me" in 1999. In 1999 they received numerous Dove Awards, including Best Artist of the Year; the band was nominated for a Grammy Award. A second single, a cover of the La's "There She Goes" hit the Billboard Hot 100, followed by a third single, "I Can't Catch You". In 2000, Nash sang the song "Need to Be Next to You" for the movie Bounce in order to thank Miramax that had used "Kiss Me" in the movie She's All That and brought them into the spotlight. Written by Diane Warren, it became Nash's first solo single. After the departure of drummer Dale Baker and bass player J. J. Plascencio, Sixpence None the Richer released Divine Discontent in 2001. Two singles from that album, "Breathe Your Name" and a cover of Crowded House's 1986 hit single "Don't Dream It's Over", charted on the US Adult Top 40 at No. 18 and No. 9, respectively. In 2004, Sixpence None the Richer announced their break-up by letter from Matt Slocum to CCM Magazine.
After that, the band released The Best of Sixpence None the Richer. In 2003, the band appeared on an episode of the final season of the ABC sitcom Sabrina, The Teenage Witch; the group disbanded in 2004. Nash and her husband moved to Los Angeles. Nash released her first solo record, Blue on Blue, in August 2006 on One Son Records, Nash's own imprint label through Nettwerk Productions; the first single, "My Idea of Heaven", was released to U. S. radio the week of July 14, 2006, the song "Ocean Size Love" was to be the second single, but it was a promo release only. She has recorded a song "Mirrors and Smoke" with the band Jars of Clay on their album Good Monsters the same year, she performed the song "A Place for Us" with Tyler James for the 2007 Disney film Bridge to Terabithia. In 2007, Nash began a new band, with Canadian band Delerium, which released a self-titled album on August 14, 2007. Nash, Megan Thompson and Kate York started a Christian band called Thompson, York & Nash, they worked on a few songs.
However, none of the songs posted on their MySpace page have been formally released. In January 2008 Nash traveled to New Zealand for the annual Parachute Music Festival, where she performed acoustic covers of Sixpence None the Richer hits "Kiss Me " and "There She Goes". In late 2008, Nash toured with Delerium. Nash has since rejoined Sixpence and worked on a new EP My Dear Machine EP, the Christmas album The Dawn of Grace with tour dates planned throughout 2008 in the States and Europe. Guitarist Tess Wiley returned to the band to support them on a European tour. Nash joined Open Wings-Broken Strings tour in late 2009, along with Ed Kowalczyk of Live and Art Alexakis of Everclear. In 2011 she released a worship album entitled Hymns and Sacred Songs, in August 2012, she released Lost in Transition, her sixth studio album with Sixpence None the Richer. On September 18, 2015, Nash released her album: The State, she writes for BMG. In 2018, Nash released a cover of the Pretenders' 1986 single "Don't Get Me Wrong".
In an interview, Nash will be crowd-funded. Nash has two distinct poles of inspiration: her work with Sixpence in the Christian music sphere and her childhood fascination with older female country artists like Tanya Tucker, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline. "I started singing country music and learning old country songs on the guitar when I was 12. I was really shy but just had this desire to get on stage and started calling clubs myself to ask if I could come down and sing", says Nash, who grew up in the Texas Hill Country town of New Braunfels. Before long, the adolescent Nash was singing Loretta Lynn and Tanya Tucker songs like "You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man" and "Texas When I Die" on alcohol-free, open mic Sunday nights, backed by a middle-aged band of town locals. In spite of her country allure, Nash never developed an accent, in life her interest in pop acts like The Sundays, Innocence Mission, The Cranberries provided more formative material for her songwriting and singing. Leigh is the younger of two sisters.
She married PFR drummer Mark Nash in May 1996, whom she met while both bands were performing at the Cornerstone Festival in Illinois. They had one child together in 2004; the couple divorced in 2007. Leigh married musician Stephen Wilson in 2011. Blue on Blue Fauxliage (collaboration with Dele
The Proclaimers are a Scottish music duo composed of twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid. They are best known for their songs "I'm Gonna Be", "Sunshine on Leith", "I'm On My Way" and "Letter from America", their singing style with a Scottish accent; the band tours extensively throughout the world. They have released 11 studio albums since 1987, with the latest being The Angry Cyclist, as well as three compilation albums and a DVD. Craig Reid and Charles Reid were born in Leith on 5 March 1962, grew up in Edinburgh and Auchtermuchty; when they lived in Auchtermuchty they attended Bell Baxter High School. After several punk rock bands at school they formed the Proclaimers in 1983; the pair came to public attention when an Inverness-based fan sent their demo to the English band the Housemartins, who were impressed enough to invite the Proclaimers on their 1986 United Kingdom tour. The exposure of the tour won them a January 1987 appearance on the British pop music television programme The Tube on Channel Four.
The follow-up album Sunshine on Leith featured the singles "I'm Gonna Be", which went to number one in Australia and New Zealand, "I'm On My Way". They had a hit with their EP King of the Road, which reached number nine in the UK in 1990. "I'm Gonna Be" belatedly peaked at number three in the US in 1993, after appearing in the movie Benny & Joon. After seven low-profile years, they released their comeback album Persevere in 2001. In March 2007 they recorded a new version of "I'm Gonna Be" with television comedy characters Andy Pipkin and Brian Potter for the Comic Relief charity. A long list of celebrities were featured in the music video for this new version, including David Bellamy, Rod and Freddy, Paul O'Grady, David Tennant, Frank Sidebottom and many more; this new version of the song reached number one in the UK Singles Chart. A stage musical entitled Sunshine on Leith, featuring their songs, was created in 2007 for Dundee Rep and adapted as a feature film in 2013 bearing the same title.
The band was one of the B-52s' touring partners on their Funplex tour in Australia and New Zealand in November 2009, alongside Mental as Anything. They featured in VH1's 100 greatest one hit wonders, "I'm Gonna Be" having been their only US hit single; the Reids are well-known supporters of Scottish independence and have, at various stages of their lives, been activists for the Scottish National Party, expressing such views during their promotional tour of Britain in March 2007. On 16 May 2006 the twins announced their participation in a campaign to free a fellow Scot, Kenny Richey, from his death row sentence in Ohio, United States, including an appearance at a charity concert. In March 2010 they participated with Billy Bragg in a show at the Electric Palace, supporting Reprieve, a charity that seeks to end the use of the death penalty. 17 The Best of The Proclaimers 1987–2002 The Crossing Benny & Joon Dumb and Dumber Bye Bye Love Bottle Rocket Slab Boys The Closer You Get Shrek How I Met Your Mother Mama's Boy Burke and Hare The Angels' Share Bachelorette Grey's Anatomy season 9 Pitch Perfect Identity Thief Uncle Sunshine on Leith Official website The Proclaimers on IMDb
A musical ensemble known as a music group or musical group, is a group of people who perform instrumental or vocal music, with the ensemble known by a distinct name. Some music ensembles consist of instruments, such as the jazz quartet or the orchestra; some music ensembles consist of singers, such as choirs and doo wop groups. In both popular music and classical music, there are ensembles in which both instrumentalists and singers perform, such as the rock band or the Baroque chamber group for basso continuo and one or more singers. In classical music, trios or quartets either blend the sounds of musical instrument families or group together instruments from the same instrument family, such as string ensembles or wind ensembles; some ensembles blend the sounds of a variety of instrument families, such as the orchestra, which uses a string section, brass instruments and percussion instruments, or the concert band, which uses brass and percussion. In jazz ensembles or combos, the instruments include wind instruments, one or two chordal "comping" instruments, a bass instrument, a drummer or percussionist.
Jazz ensembles may be instrumental, or they may consist of a group of instruments accompanying one or more singers. In rock and pop ensembles called rock bands or pop bands, there are guitars and keyboards, one or more singers, a rhythm section made up of a bass guitar and drum kit. Music ensembles have a leader. In jazz bands and pop groups and similar ensembles, this is the band leader. In classical music, concert bands and choirs are led by a conductor. In orchestra, the concertmaster is the instrumentalist leader of the orchestra. In orchestras, the individual sections have leaders called the "principal" of the section. Conductors are used in jazz big bands and in some large rock or pop ensembles. In Western classical music, smaller ensembles are called chamber music ensembles; the terms duet, quartet, sextet, octet and dectet describe groups of two up to ten musicians, respectively. A group of eleven musicians, such as found in The Carnival of the Animals, is called either a hendectet or an undectet.
A soloist playing unaccompanied is not an ensemble. A string quartet consists of a viola and a cello. There is a vast body of music written for string quartets, as it is seen as an important genre in classical music. A woodwind quartet features a flute, an oboe, a clarinet and a bassoon. A brass quartet features a trombone and a tuba. A saxophone quartet consists of a soprano saxophone, an alto saxophone, a tenor saxophone, a baritone saxophone; the string quintet is a common type of group. It is similar to the string quartet, but with an additional viola, cello, or more the addition of a double bass. Terms such as "piano quintet" or "clarinet quintet" refer to a string quartet plus a fifth instrument. Mozart's Clarinet Quintet is a piece written for an ensemble consisting of two violins, a viola, a cello and a clarinet, the last being the exceptional addition to a "normal" string quartet; some other quintets in classical music are the wind quintet consisting of flute, clarinet and horn. Classical chamber ensembles of six, seven, or eight musicians are common.
In most cases, a larger classical group is referred to as an orchestra of some type or a concert band. A small orchestra with fifteen to thirty members is called a chamber orchestra. A sinfonietta denotes a somewhat smaller orchestra. Larger orchestras are called philharmonic orchestras. A pops orchestra is an orchestra that performs light classical music and orchestral arrangements and medleys of popular jazz, music theater, or pop music songs. A string orchestra has only string instruments, i.e. violins, violas and double basses. A symphony orchestra is an ensemble comprising at least thirty musicians. A symphony orchestra is divided into families of instruments. In the string family, there are sections of violins, violas and basses; the standard woodwind section consists of flutes, soprano clarinets, bassoons. The standard brass section consists of horns, trumpets and tuba; the percussion section includes the timpani, bass drum, snare drum, a
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that first aired from May 25, 1992, to May 29, 2009, resumed production on March 1, 2010 until its ending on February 6, 2014. The fourth incarnation of the Tonight Show franchise debuted on May 25, 1992, three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the program; the program originated from NBC Studios in Burbank and was broadcast Monday through Friday at 11:35 p.m. in the Eastern and Pacific time zones. Unlike Carson or his predecessor Jack Paar, Leno only once used a guest host, preferring to host the series in person; the series, which followed the same basic format as that of its predecessors, ran until May 29, 2009, after which Leno was succeeded by Conan O'Brien. NBC signed Leno to a new deal for a nightly talk show in the 10:00 pm ET timeslot; the primetime series, titled The Jay Leno Show, debuted on September 14, 2009, following a similar format to the Leno incarnation of Tonight. Neither O'Brien's version of the program, which premiered June 1, 2009, nor The Jay Leno Show generated the ratings NBC had expected.
The network decided to move a condensed 30-minute version of Leno's show to O'Brien's time slot, O'Brien's Tonight Show a half-hour later. This decision met with opposition from O'Brien, whose stint on The Tonight Show ended January 22, 2010, after which he began his own talk show, Conan, on TBS; the Tonight Show with Jay Leno began its second incarnation, the sixth of the franchise, on March 1, 2010. Leno left The Tonight Show for good on February 6, 2014 and on February 17, was succeeded by Late Night host Jimmy Fallon, at which time the series returned to New York for the first time since 1972. Johnny Carson retired from The Tonight Show on May 22, 1992, was replaced by Jay Leno. David Letterman wanted to move into the earlier time slot from his late night spot after The Tonight Show, he was considered by many as the natural successor. Carson always favored Letterman. With his heart set on the earlier time slot, Letterman left NBC and joined CBS. Late Show with David Letterman, airing in the same slot, competed against The Tonight Show for the remainder of Leno's run.
Conan O'Brien slid into the late night time slot vacated by Letterman. On September 27, 2004, the 50th anniversary of The Tonight Show's debut, NBC announced Leno would be succeeded by O'Brien, in 2009. Leno explained he did not want to see a repeat of the hard feelings and controversy that occurred when he was given the show over Letterman following Carson's retirement, it was announced on July 21, 2008 that Leno would host his final episode of The Tonight Show on Friday, May 29, 2009 with O'Brien and James Taylor as his guests. O'Brien took over hosting duties commencing the following Monday, on June 1, 2009. On December 9, 2008, it was announced Leno would be hosting a new nightly show in September 2009, which aired at 10 pm EST, during the network's prime time period; the Jay Leno Show ended after a short run on February 9, 2010. On January 7, 2010, multiple media outlets reported that effective March 1, 2010, The Jay Leno Show would move from the 10 pm weeknight time slot to 11:35 pm and O'Brien's The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien would move from 11:35 pm to 12:05 am.
On January 12, 2010, O'Brien publicly announced in an open letter that he intended to leave NBC if they moved The Tonight Show to 12:05 am ET/PT to accommodate moving The Jay Leno Show to 11:35 pm Eastern/10:35 pm Central, due to poor ratings. After several days of negotiations, O'Brien reached a settlement with NBC that allowed him to leave NBC and The Tonight Show on January 22, 2010. On January 21, 2010, NBC announced. Jay Leno began his second tenure on March 2010, after the 2010 Winter Olympics; the show moved to Stage 11 in Burbank, the former home of The Jay Leno Show, with a similar set and theme song of The Jay Leno Show. Tonight Show bandleader Kevin Eubanks announced on April 12 he would be leaving The Tonight Show on May 28 after 18 years with Leno. Eubanks' replacement is former American Idol musical director Rickey Minor. Minor composed a new main theme. On July 1, 2010, Variety reported that only six months into its second life, Leno's Tonight Show posted its lowest ratings since 1992.
By September 2010, Leno's ratings in the adults 18-49 demographic had fallen below those of O'Brien when he had hosted The Tonight Show. NBC ratings specialist Tom Bierbaum commented that due to the host being out of late night television for a period of time and the subsequent 2010 Tonight Show conflict, Leno's ratings fall was "not a surprise at all". In October 2010, David Letterman beat Leno's program in the ratings, for the first time since Leno returned to hosting The Tonight Show. By May 2011, Leno's Tonight Show has held it since then. However, by August 2012, The Los Angeles Times was reporting that The Tonight Show was in serious trouble for a number of reasons, most notably that NBC has been losing money. While Leno offered to take a pay cut, at least 24 members of his staff were laid off. By March 2013, there were rumors that NBC would have Jimmy Fallon, hosting Late Night since 2009 when he succeeded O'Brien, become the next host of The Tonight Show when Leno's current contract ends in 2014 and NBC would move the show back to New York for the first time in over 40 years.
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Tess Wiley is an American singer-songwriter. Tess Wiley was born in Texas in 1974 to a Christian family, her mother was a poet Kathryn Wiley while her father was a musician Fletch Wiley, one of The Disciples. Tess's childhood was rather rough, she used to travel a lot from Houston to Seattle to San Francisco back to Houston... She showed an interest in music and songwriting from an early age, adding "Create in Me a Clean Heart" and "Tender Shepherd" to her repertoire at the age of two, she began to play the piano at the age of five the violin at 12, the guitar at 14. She wanted to make her musical style along the lines of hard rock guitarist Slash, but riffing soon gave way to contemplative songwriting, she spent her high school years singing in the band Nothing in Return while studying classical piano at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas where she sang along with Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. In 1995, Wiley joined the band Sixpence None the Richer on their European and American tours and wrote a mini-album Tickets For A Prayer Wheel as well as "Disconnect" for their second record, This Beautiful Mess.
Wiley left the band shortly after the American tour in 1996. When Sixpence reunited in 2007, Wiley rejoined in 2008 and performed several shows including the European tour, but left shortly thereafter. After her departure from Sixpence, she began recording under the name "Splendora" but was kindly asked to abandon it because it was in copyright violation with the New York City group of the same name, she adopted "Phantasmic" name for her group when she was still dating Chris Colbert, a singer in Fluffy. Together, they agreed to change the name of the band to Xtra Fluffy and compiled a few songs along with Zachary Gresham of Southern Hymns, she formed her own band, called Tess Wiley and Her Orchestra. She lent her vocals to Velour 100 on the album Of Color Bright in 1997 and the following year recorded an album I Light Up Your Life as well as Debby Boone's You Light Up My Life, she appeared in the Misfits' I Turned Into A Martian and sang many songs from the 70s and 80s of such singers as Michael Jackson, Pat Benatar, Sam Phillips and Level 42 among others.
In the end of 2001 Tess had released her first album called Rainy Day Assembly which she recorded along with Gerry Leonard and David Bowie between June 1999 and January 2001 while living in New York City. She was responsible for hiring a producer, Paul Bryan, who periodically invites her to town when he is with Aimee Mann. In 2003, Tess had relocated to Giessen, Germany where she had formed a band with Tom Potzas, Christian Weiss and Christian Pfaff. In 2004 her Not Quite Me album was launched in Germany, her first attempt at recording alone and was released by Tapete Records. In 2007 she agreed with Tapete to release her another album, called Superfast Rock n' Roll Played Slow. In 2010 Tess had formed a duo band along with Elo von Knorre. During those times, she written a German song "Licht Leuchte Auf" and had translated "My Fortress And My Shield", an inspiration of Psalm 42 from her Not Quite Me record. In 2011 she had sang for the Houses And Homes of Gregor McEwan and the same year recorded songs "How Much I Love You", "Rescue Me" and "Good, What We've Got".
Tess plays alone, but if the place offers enough cash she invites either a drummer, a guitarist or a back vocal to play along in small clubs, coffee bars and art initiatives. In 2013 her album Little Secrets was released by Nordpol which featured her song "Tornados". Wiley was married to Christian Roth a photo-journalist. In her spare time from music career she attends Free Evangelical Church. Rainy Day Assembly Not Quite Me Superfast Rock n' Roll Played Slow Little Secrets Femme Sole With Steev Richter Beloved With Velour 100 Of Color Bright
There She Goes (The La's song)
"There She Goes" is a song by English rock band The La's, written by the band's frontman, Lee Mavers. The song reached number 13 on the UK Singles Chart when it was re-issued in 1990. In May 2007 NME magazine placed the song at number 45 in its list of the 50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever. Predating Britpop by four years, the band's self-titled album was named one of the 40 greatest one hit wonders by Rolling Stone, with the magazine stating, "Whether about heroin or just unrequited love, the La's single "There She Goes" off their self-titled debut has endured as a founding piece of Britpop's foundation." Structurally, the song is simple and contains no verses, only a single chorus repeated four times and a bridge. "There She Goes" has gained a reputation for being about the use of heroin as a result of the lines: "There she goes again... racing through my brain... pulsing through my vein... no one else can heal my pain". Several newspapers ran articles about The La's and their apparent ode to heroin.
When asked about the rumour in 1995, the group's bassist John Power replied: "I don't know. Truth is, I don't wanna know." However, in the book In Search of The La's: A Secret Liverpool by MW Macefield, ex-La's guitarist Paul Hemmings denied the rumour and added: "Jeremy Fisher, you don't know what you are talking about." In an interview with Les Inrockuptibles, Lee admits to trying heroin in 1990. The song therefore predated his experience as it was released in 1988; the first version of the song, produced by Bob Andrews, was released by The La's in 1988, again on 2 January 1989, but failed to chart. Andrews' production of the song was remixed by Steve Lillywhite in 1990 for inclusion on their debut album The La's; this remixed version was issued as a single on 22 October 1990 and hit number 13 in the UK Singles Chart. In May 2007, NME magazine placed "There She Goes" at number 45 in its list of the 50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever. In 2008, it was re-released as a vinyl single for its 20th anniversary.
A precursor to Britpop, the album was listed at number 13 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 40 greatest one hit wonders. On NPR's All Songs Considered, musician Ben Gibbard selected "There She Goes" as his pick for "perfect song." Gibbard observed that the song "defines the written pop song: an instantaneously recognizable melody and lyric set to simple, economic musical structure. It is such a simple song that it boggles the mind that someone hadn't written it." There are two music videos for this song. The video, released in 1988 and directed by Jeff Baynes, was recorded on a camcorder, shot in the English countryside and in the band's home town of Liverpool, it shows the band performing on a hill, as well as footage from their concerts. The band are seen in a park; the video ends with a shot of the drum logo. The second music video, released in 1990, was shot in Los Angeles, California, it shows the band performing in a street and a town with footage of a young woman in the video, they are shown performing with city buildings behind them: one revealed to be the U.
S. Bank Tower; the lead guitarist, Peter Camell and drummer Neil Mavers are revealed as the two new members. The video ends with a shot of the woman's face, it has appeared including The Parent Trap. It opens the "Pilot" episode of Gilmore Girls. Sixpence None the Richer's version of the song was used in the commercials for birth control company Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo from 2004-2005; the song was used for the opening montage of the first episode of Channel 4's drama series This Is England'90 which featured outgoing Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's resignation speech. The song was used for slow motion scenes with Nori in the U. S. TV series Me, Myself & I. All songs written by L. A. Mavers; the La's Lee Mavers – vocals, acoustic guitar John Power – bass, backing vocals John "Boo" Byrne – electric guitar Neil Mavers – drumsProduction Bob Andrews – producer Dave Charles – engineer Jeremy Allom – engineer, producer Mike Haas – engineer Steve Lillywhite – producer, remixing Mark Wallis – additional producer, engineer Other personnel Ryan Art – design Sixpence None the Richer released a cover version of the song in 1999 as the second single from their self-titled album, Sixpence None the Richer.
The band's rendition of the song reached number 12 in Canada and Scotland, number 14 on the UK Singles Chart, number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100, number seven on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart. "There She Goes" – 2:42 "There She Goes" – 2:42 "Kiss Me" – 3:12 The Boo Radleys recorded a version used in the soundtrack to So I Married an Axe Murderer. Superconductor, a Canadian indie rock band featuring A. C. Newman, covered the song on the compilation "Teriyaki Asthma IX". Robbie Williams included the song as a B-side to "No Regrets"; the V-Roys performed it on their live LP Are You Through Yet?. Limited Express released a version on the B-side of their 功夫少 single; the Wombats included the song as a B-side to "Kill the Director". You Am; the Paraguayan soft rock band, The Generation included an acoustic cover of the song on their EP, Box Of Memories. Kevin Montgomery includes the song on the album, True. Beat Crusaders includes the song on Musicrusaders; the song "She Never Came Back" by College has the line "There She Goes", sung in the same wa