Cover vs. Original

What I Am


Emma Bunton's cover of What I Am confirmed her lack of talent and imagination for anyone who may have still been sitting on the fence on this one.

- Ellen Kay, London, England, 29.03.2006


Emma Bunton
1999

vs.

Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians
1988

CD-Cover: Emma Bunton - A Girl Like Me 25.1 % 74.9 % CD-Cover: Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians - Shooting Rubberbands At The Stars
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Emma Bunton 486 Votes Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians

Comments about What I Am:

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Let's not forget that Emma's version was produced by Tin Tin Out so they deserve a lot of the credit for bringing nothing new to this version. They did a good version of "here's where the story ends" originally by the Sundays. Of course, nothing touches the Sundays.
- Janet Twizzle, Denver, United States, 04.11.2008
While Emma did do a great version, she didn't bring anything new to the song, so Edie gets my vote.
- Kirri, Newcastle, Australia, 11.04.2008
There should be a law against this sort of thing - cover versions that just ape the original and squeeze any ounce of originality out of it.
- Jason, Watford, England, 06.08.2007
W EMMA BUNTON
- alexbunton, italy, Italy, 04.07.2007
i love this cd and this song.. emma bunton does an ok job but not nearly as good as edie!! i only bought it a few weeks ago but it is amazing.. love all the songs.
- Lottie, Leeds, England, 21.05.2007
Emma did better in the spice girls.

Her cover is pretty much lame.
- Chyna, San Antonio, United States, 30.01.2007
I'm melting, when I hear Edie first 11 years ago in the Videoclip on the Windows 95 Software CD - since that time I was a fan. She gives not too much music to her fans... And who the f*** is Emma Bunton?
- Gerd, Berlin, Germany, 29.12.2006
I'm melting, when I hear Edie first 11 years ago in the Videoclip on the Windows 95 Software CD - since that time I was a fan. She gives not too much music to her fans... And who the f*** is Emma Bunton?
- Gerd, Berlin, Germany, 29.12.2006
Yikes!
I hadn't heard the Emma Bunton version before :-S
In my opinion, it's an unnecessary cover version that doesn't add anything to the original.
- Judith, Leiden, Netherlands, 24.11.2006
Really a crap song either version but at least the original was performed by it's composers. Never really heard from Edie again after she married Paul Simon. Thank you Paul!
- Marx, Seattle, United States, 13.08.2006
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