Cover vs. Original

Dedicated To The One I Love


I like the Mamas & Papas version better.

- Samantha, St. Charles, United States, 06.12.2006


The Mamas & Papas
1967

vs.

The Shirelles
1961

CD-Cover: The Mamas & Papas - The Mamas & the Papas - Greatest Hits 62.8 % 37.2 % CD-Cover: The Shirelles - The Shirelles - 25 All-Time Greatest Hits
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
The Mamas & Papas 258 Votes The Shirelles

Comments about Dedicated To The One I Love:

The Shirelles were nice kids, no doubt, but TM&TP were incomparably more virtuosic singers, and the arrangement really fulfills the potential of the song.
- Rob L. , Vancouver, United States, 26.08.2010
Mamas and the Papas are better here, but it's cause the Shirelles soud like crap. I prefer the version by the Temprees, way better than any other when it comes to this song.
- Rod, Chicago, United States, 20.02.2010
This is no contest - the Shirelles version is far better. The M&P version is wayyy to middle of the road/pop.
- Doug, New Hampshire , United States, 18.12.2008
As you can read on songfacts.com, the original was even earlier recorded by The 5 Royales in 1958.
- Michael, Hamburg, United States, 06.12.2006
««« Top