ReviewDecember, 19th 2016
If to compare these two versions of singing, they must be compared in the same way as the song ‘Hallelujah’ was sung by, for example, Rufus Wainwright and the original by Leonard Cohen. The same is distinctively heard here – the covers both have no sharp corners, they have no little unevenness in the lines that originals have, and in generally it is felt that there is much more commercial essence sits in this songs that in the originals. If it is good or not – judge for yourself. But we always prefer the originals before the cover versions even if they are sung by more skillful persons as it may seem at the first glance (for the teenagers). They are more skilfull only in the ways of soothing the songs for today’s showbiz product, not improving them.
The version of Frank Sinatra somehow emanates the overall feeling of upcoming Christmas (and New Year), while there is nothing similar to that sensation in the version by Seth MacFarlane. It is much more serious, mature, and, unfortunately, commercial. Maybe that is why Frank had much more love than any of his followers who tried to cover his items. It is not in any way the shortcoming of Seth MacFarland because we understand there are some requirements from the sound studios that are responsible for the making the soundtrack to films. And we definitely understand that the singer currently has undergone the procedure of arrangement of the style of his singing with the own conscience, to find that golden midst that would allow him to do what he likes, earning money for living simultaneously.
The song by Mr. Frank was recorded in December of 1968 in Los Angeles. It is considered a traditional pop despite all its waltz way of performance. In the United Kingdom, where it has originated, it has almost 1 million sales, which is the outstanding number for that time (50 years back). Several other versions are available at the moment and these are by Dorothy Squires and the most famous, by Elvis Presley, amongst the others. Since the time of origination, it was covered by fantastically numerous times and Wikipedia doesn’t know even about the tenth part of it.
Somehow, it is associated with the Christmas and the New Year’s Eve. But not always in a good way. As for us, it is mostly associated with the loneliness of being completely on your own at this time of the year, when everybody supposed to exchange their warm thoughts and gifts, but you are left completely alone in your apartment, eating yourself for being alone.
It is not that we say about the loneliness that emanates from this song, as it shouldn't be like this. We only say about the imperfection of the outer world that we associate with this song with a very slow pace. Anyway, this is just our feeling, you may have your own, absolutely polar sensation about it. Reference: Seth MacFarlane sings "My Way"
My Way lyrics - Seth MacFarlane
My Way Song Lyrics
Classic Disney Part Of Your World
Classic Disney Colors Of The Wind
Classic Disney Kiss The Girl
Classic Disney I'll Make a Man Out of You
Mulan We're All in This Together
High School Musical Somewhere Over The Rainbow
The Wizard Of Oz Pure Imagination
Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory Still Hurting
The Last 5 Years Almost There
Princess and the Frog