Cover vs. Original

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You


Both versions of the song are equally great. I like both of them, but I tend to like the James Taylor version better.

- Samantha, St. Charles, United States, 15.12.2006


James Taylor
1975

vs.

Marvin Gaye
1964

CD-Cover: James Taylor - The Best Of James Taylor 22.1 % 77.9 % CD-Cover: Marvin Gaye - The Very Best of Marvin Gaye
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
James Taylor 543 Votes Marvin Gaye

Comments about How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You:

As a cover tune Taylor does a nice job of infusing his personality into it and that's nice, but when it's all said and done, it's still a copy. Give credit where credit is due. Marvin wrote the song and originally sang it...and Marvin's version is double dipped in his signature sexy. I agree with Marc's earlier comment. Marvin's version is definitely a motivator.
- Ellen, Charlotte, United States, 31.08.2010
James Taylor's version is mostly James Taylor. Marvin Gaye's track is Marvin Gaye with strong backup singers. Taylor's is for sipping white wine on the patio; Gaye's is more of a dance number. Taylor's phrasing and emphases make his version a more distinctive treatment to my ears.
- Rob L., Vancouver, United States, 26.08.2010
James Taylor's version is James Taylor. Marvin Gaye's track is Marvin Gaye with backup singers. Taylor's is for sipping white wine on the patio; Gaye's is more of a dance number. Taylor's phrasing and emphases make his version a more distinctive treatment to my ears.
- Rob L. , Vancouver, United States, 26.08.2010
Marvin Gaye could sing better dead than James Taylor can alive.
- Rod, Chicago, United States, 20.02.2010
@ Samantha from St. Charles. How can you say they are equal and then IN THE VERY NEXT SENTENCE contradict yourself.

Marvin for the win. Taylor puts me to sleep, Marvin makes me wanna ... show my baby how sweet she is.
- Marc, Seattle, United States, 31.03.2009
How can anybody vote against Marvin Gaye
- Super Dave, New Roads, LA, United States, 14.01.2007
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