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Old 05-17-2013, 08:31 AM
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What's the Best version of...

There's a ton of Holiday songs that have been done by multiple artists.

I figured I'd start a thread where I occasionally stop in and ask: "What's the best version of..." and then throw out a song for debate. By "best", it could be your personal favorite, or the one that gets played most on the radio, whatever standard you want to use for "best"...

For starters: what's the best version of... "Oh Holy Night" ?

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I love Josh Groban's version!
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Carrie Underwoods version is so powerful
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Bing Crosby that is a classic
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:39 AM
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Being from Pittsburgh, it is required of me to say Lou Christie's version is best...

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Nat King Cole's version is very simple and very sincere.
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Nat King Cole's version is very simple and very sincere.
You're right ... quiet and understated.
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Originally Posted by George Broderick, Jr. View Post
Being from Pittsburgh, it is required of me to say Lou Christie's version is best...

That is my favorite version, I was going to suggest that one.
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I'm an instrumental freak and also feel you can't go wrong with Percy Faith...

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All good and worthy suggestions! Now, how about going from the highly religious to the highly secular..? "Baby, It's Cold Outside"...

I have to go with the remixed "duets" style version by Dean Martin and Martina McBride...
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