Tune du Jour: “The Beat Goes On” – Sonny & Cher
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: The Globos vs. Perturbazione vs. The Spuds
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The Beat Goes On, And On, And On …

Just can’t stop the beat!  Initially issued as a single in 1967, The Beat Goes On quickly became a Billboard Hot 100 hit, eventually peaking at number 6. Given its universal acclaim and unanimous recognition as the greatest song ever written, one can only ponder which five songs could possibly have ranked above. But hell, it was the 60’s. Everyone and his brother were running around with heads full of acid. So who can really make sense of any of it? Well, It Ain’t Me, No, No, No.

And The Beat Goes On” appears on Sonny’s tombstone …

 

The Original

 

Sonny & Cher:

 

Rare, Like Really, Really Rare, Archival Footage

The LATE Sonny Bono, with His Lovely MATE Cher, throwing it down with the Irrefuteably GREAT Shaky T Band

Rare archival footage of the only known posthumous performance by the Late Great Sonny Bono !!!

Please join The Shaky T Band in supporting the Ukulele Kids Club, a nonprofit organization that promotes music therapy programs for hospitalized children, by giving away ukuleles to children in need. https://theukc.org/about-us/

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

The Globos vs. Perturbazione vs. The Spuds
The Globos:

Perturbazione:

The Spuds:

SPACE

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Comments
  1. RDubbs says:

    GOOD CLEAN FUN! All great covers of one of the truly entertaining numbers of the 60’s. The Globos really got the look and vibe down. With every gyration they came closer to sealing my vote. Perturbazione easily wins most creative interpretation (as well as most creative band name). And The Spuds knocked out a terrific rug cutter, fast, fun and eminently stage divable.

    In the final analysis I had to go with Perturbazione. Great sound!

  2. Arnold Plotnick says:

    Tough call between The Globos and Perturbazione, but the real sixty-ish sound of the The Globos won me over.

  3. Kerry Black says:

    If Sonny & Cher got as far as they did with their music career, going as far as having their own TV show, with their level of looks and talent, one can only assume they were in a position to blackmail some industry bigwigs.

    Cher was also a finalist for The Chrissie Hynde Award at one point.

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