Cover vs. Original

I Want You


This cover of Marvin Gaye's "I Want You" was really the only reason to listen to the all-ballads retrospective Madonna spat out a decade ago as she raced toward starring in Evita. Her work with Massive Attack, however, forecast the direction she'd go with Ray of Light three years later, and together they slow down Marvin Gaye's original and turn it into something sensual and haunting. In my mind, it's probably Madonna's only decent recorded cover (although... sacrilege alert... I think her version of "Imagine" from her 2004 tour was also pretty good; somebody should post it, if there's a way of directing users to an audio file).

- Andrew K, Washington, DC, United States, 22.11.2005


Madonna and Massive Attack
1995

vs.

Marvin Gaye
1976

CD-Cover: Madonna and Massive Attack - Something to Remember 49.5 % 50.5 % CD-Cover: Marvin Gaye - I Want You
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Madonna and Massive Attack 323 Votes Marvin Gaye

Comments about I Want You:

I hate Madonna but use her pictures to scare my nephew when he misbehaves. Still have to admit that her version of this song is better, cause Marving Gaye's version souunds like street noise and she is just a notch above it..
- Rod, Chicago, United States, 20.02.2010
Give me Massive Attack with Marvin Gaye's vocals...
- Nathan, Durango, United States, 12.05.2008
Marvin Gaye owns the rights, but the song is Madonna's now. Good shit.
- Brian Otano, Brooklyn, United States, 07.11.2007
wonderful job by madonna and massive attack
great song....
- juve_baby, adana, Turkey, 30.08.2006
Fuck Massive Attack and Fuck Madonna
- Fuck, Massive Attack, United States, 08.08.2006
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