Not being a great Corrs fan it would be very easy to rip this song to pieces on that alone. But being a fan of everything muscial I always say a good song is a good song, not too mention that there have been many covers that some could argue outshone the original (Jimi Hendrix-All Along The Watchtower, Jeff Buckley-Hallelujah to name a couple) but this just doesn’t work for me. Musically there is nothing wrong with the song, had it be an original composition it would have been a nice well written pop song that does nothing wrong and would probably ease it’s way into the top 40 and the latest “Now That’s What I Call Music” compilation, the problem is with the feeling of the song. Not sure what I mean, well take a listen to the Korgis original.
There is something eerie and unsettling about the way it sounds and it subconsciously has you absorbing the lyrics.
The Sharon Corr version is overproduced and whilst it plays nicely on the ears, it will not get beneath your skin like the original. The other problem is that the song has already been covered numerous times, and with better delivery. There is too much synth and mechanical drums and sounds a bit “plastic” No doubt Corrs fans will love it and whilst it’s not awful it’s not going to make you sit up and listen either.
NB: The video is bloody awful!