Cover vs. Original

Don't Leave Me This Way


Thelma Houston's version is much better.

- Samantha, St. Charles, United States, 12.12.2006


The Communards
1986

vs.

Thelma Houston
1977

CD-Cover: The Communards - The Communards 42.1 % 57.9 % CD-Cover: Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
The Communards 385 Votes Thelma Houston

Comments about Don't Leave Me This Way:

Io Preferisco la cover.
Mi ricordano i passati anni 80
- Gigi, Milano, Italy, 16.01.2011
Easy pick, Thelma Houston has a voice. The Communards need all kind of tricks (backing vocals, up-tempo, horn section) to hide the 'capacities' of Jimmy Sommerville.
- Peter, The Hague, Netherlands, 11.06.2009
Kayne from NY is right. The Thelma Houston version is ALSO a cover. The VERY original is from Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes. Same arrangement as Thelma's cover, except it's sung by a man.

- Chris Mulwee, Charlotte, United States, 12.08.2008
The first Queen of Disco...I loved this song and the woman who sung it...and still do! Her voice singing that song went through me from head to toe on that dance floor. I'll never forget it. Thelma RULES!!
- Rodmen, Glen Burnie, United States, 29.05.2008
la musica, como todo arte que se precie, se ha reciclado tantas veces como ha hecho falta. pero en este caso, en este contexto, la version de thelma houston es mucho mas representativa, ademas de ser más autentica. me kedo con esa
- Javi, Barcelona, Spain, 11.04.2007
I enjoy both versions, are so good.
- Rockoleando, Mexico, Monaco, 06.01.2007
Thelma Houston's Version is a cover as well. Harold Melvin & the Blue Notws originally put out the song in the summer of 69
- Kayne, NY, United States, 06.01.2007
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