Unchained Melody x 7

One of these seven versions of UNCHAINED MELODY does not belong with the others. Using your best Sesame Street training, try to guess which one, and register your vote in the comments!

Unchained Melody - Zamfir
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 23, 2009
     Category: Music | 1950s

Good music survives almost any application as displayed here. But, I've got most everything RO did and Unchained Melody isn't in the bunch.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/23/09 at 12:20 PM
What a complete misnomer: pan flute! As someone who's tried to cook with one, I can tell you it makes a hell of a mess when making an omelette.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 02/23/09 at 12:21 PM
actually u2 did a really good job with it. his version was much better than elvis' and i was not expecting that going in. my order, best to worst-
1 rightous brothers-classic
2 u2
3 roy orbison-his was good as well
4 tom jones-his vocals were good but the instrumentals
5 platters-a decent version
6 zamfir-a nice instrumental
7 elvis-too far from the original it seemed rushed, i just didn't like it.
that's just my personal opinion though. and you do know what they say about opinions right? they're like assholes, everybody has one and thinks everyone elses stinks! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/23/09 at 01:03 PM
Play them all together. It's kinda like syncing up the video wall of Robot Chicken to a noisy apartment building!

But it still beats Oprah!

Posted by DownCrisis on 02/24/09 at 01:25 AM
There are various ways in which each of these performances can be said to stand out, and Paul is probably trying to be cute here. 😛 I love Bono, but the U2 version does suck more than the others. I had expected the Zamfir version to take that prize, but the etheriality of the flute goes well with the song. If I were young enough to have grown up on Sesame Street, perhaps one might stand out more to me than Zamfir's just being an instrumental, but that seems like a red herring. Ultimately, the Righteous Brothers version is definitive, so I'll say that one. I can't wait to see what Paul says!
Posted by stpatme on 02/24/09 at 01:41 AM
paul is always cute! 😉 and i think the question is kind of retorical in nature. the sesame street reference is to a bit called 'on of these things is not like the others' where 4 things are shown and 3 have a common theme. the kiddies are supposed to choose the odd one out. in that vein zamfir is the obvious choice, even if one likes it better.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/24/09 at 06:36 AM
Paul, you better chime in here or there's going to be blood and mayhem!

Bet that scared the sh1t out'a him, too! 😜
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/24/09 at 08:52 AM
Folks--I was just being silly with my request to single out an anomalous performance. But I did kinda have Zamfir's in mind, as being less "soulful" than the others.
Posted by Paul on 02/24/09 at 11:11 AM
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