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Thread started 03/17/20 6:10am

JabarR74

Never Can Say Goodbye: Which Version Is Better?

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Reply #1 posted 03/17/20 7:20am

RJOrion

J5
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Reply #2 posted 03/17/20 11:16am

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Jackson 5 by a mile but I actually love every version you mentioned and many others I've heard. It's a wonderful song with lyrics anyone can relate too. Timeless.

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Reply #3 posted 03/17/20 2:49pm

PatrickS77

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J5

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Reply #4 posted 03/17/20 3:26pm

slyjackson

Jackson 5 obviously, there's no other answer.

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Reply #5 posted 03/17/20 8:54pm

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Reply #6 posted 03/18/20 2:56pm

TheFman

The Communards' version I had the most fun with at the time.

But the definitive version is surely Gloria Gaynor.

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Reply #7 posted 03/18/20 4:23pm

slyjackson

TheFman said:

The Communards' version I had the most fun with at the time.

But the definitive version is surely Gloria Gaynor.

It's not, is Jackson 5

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Reply #8 posted 03/19/20 11:07am

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slyjackson said:

TheFman said:

The Communards' version I had the most fun with at the time.

But the definitive version is surely Gloria Gaynor.

It's not, is Jackson 5


For sure. Anyone claiming it's Gaynor or anyone else don't know what the fuck they are talking about.

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Reply #9 posted 03/19/20 12:45pm

Cinny

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PatrickS77 said:

slyjackson said:

It's not, is Jackson 5


For sure. Anyone claiming it's Gaynor or anyone else don't know what the fuck they are talking about.


okay, ___jackson and MJ avatar lol

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Reply #10 posted 03/19/20 1:52pm

Free2BMe

Jackson 5
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Reply #11 posted 03/19/20 1:55pm

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The Communards without a doubt

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Reply #12 posted 03/19/20 5:24pm

slyjackson

Cinny said:

PatrickS77 said:


For sure. Anyone claiming it's Gaynor or anyone else don't know what the fuck they are talking about.


okay, ___jackson and MJ avatar lol

I'm glad you agree with us.

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Reply #13 posted 03/19/20 5:34pm

looby

Jackson 5

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Reply #14 posted 03/19/20 10:12pm

funkycat00

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The version from The Jackson's An American Dream
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Reply #15 posted 03/22/20 1:50am

Free2BMe

BalladofPeterParker said:

Jackson 5 by a mile but I actually love every version you mentioned and many others I've heard. It's a wonderful song with lyrics anyone can relate too. Timeless.


biggrin I agree.
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Reply #16 posted 03/23/20 7:49am

namepeace

J5's is the best, but I love Isaac Hayes' version. Nobody covered a song quite like Isaac.

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Reply #17 posted 03/23/20 10:17am

kpowers

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Toss up between J5 and Gloria Gaynor

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Reply #18 posted 03/24/20 8:17pm

SoulAlive

Jackson 5

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Reply #19 posted 03/25/20 12:57pm

Cinny

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slyjackson said:

Cinny said:


okay, ___jackson and MJ avatar lol

I'm glad you agree with us.

lol You know I do even though I actually have copies of all those other versions. Don't make me photowhore them! We got all day now!

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Reply #20 posted 03/25/20 1:51pm

slyjackson

Cinny said:

slyjackson said:

I'm glad you agree with us.

lol You know I do even though I actually have copies of all those other versions. Don't make me photowhore them! We got all day now!

As I said earlier, I'm glad you all agree with US smoker

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Reply #21 posted 03/26/20 7:48am

Cinny

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slyjackson said:

Cinny said:

lol You know I do even though I actually have copies of all those other versions. Don't make me photowhore them! We got all day now!

As I said earlier, I'm glad you all agree with US smoker

lol

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Reply #22 posted 03/26/20 5:11pm

woogiebear

I'll go w/Jackson 5ive! BUT: Isaac Hayes put some whole 'nutha Slank & Stank on it!!!

cool cool cool

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Reply #23 posted 03/27/20 8:24am

Cinny

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woogiebear said:

I'll go w/Jackson 5ive! BUT: Isaac Hayes put some whole 'nutha Slank & Stank on it!!!

cool cool cool


Yeah I knew there was another version!

To be honest, I really like Gloria's and that would be the debate in my head, if any.

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Reply #24 posted 03/27/20 2:06pm

Hamad

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Isaac Hayes’ is my fave version.
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Reply #25 posted 03/27/20 5:10pm

Goddess4Real

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The Jackson 5 nod

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Reply #26 posted 03/28/20 1:17pm

SoulAlive

Hamad said:

Isaac Hayes’ is my fave version.

Isaac was a master at re-making and transforming songs.I also like what he did with "Walk On By" (the Dionne Warwick classic) and "Never Gonna Give You Up" (originally recorded by Jerry Butler).

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Reply #27 posted 03/28/20 3:52pm

RJOrion

seriously...upon further listen, this is one of Michael Jackson's truly great vocal performances as a child...he KILLT this shit...how was he that young and singing with the emotional range and tone required to pull off that performance??.. lyrically thats a grown ass man song...Mike sang the shit outta that song at 12/13 years old...amazing.
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Reply #28 posted 03/29/20 1:47pm

slyjackson

RJOrion said:

seriously...upon further listen, this is one of Michael Jackson's truly great vocal performances as a child...he KILLT this shit...how was he that young and singing with the emotional range and tone required to pull off that performance??.. lyrically thats a grown ass man song...Mike sang the shit outta that song at 12/13 years old...amazing.

One of the many he's got.

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Reply #29 posted 03/30/20 8:09am

Hamad

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SoulAlive said:



Hamad said:


Isaac Hayes’ is my fave version.


Isaac was a master at re-making and transforming songs.I also like what he did with "Walk On By" (the Dionne Warwick classic) and "Never Gonna Give You Up" (originally recorded by Jerry Butler).



Right? Isaac could’ve been what Aretha & Luther were to covering songs, he reconstructed some of those songs (“Walk On By” like you mentioned). Covering songs didn’t became the forte later, but I still think he’s an underrated arranger.
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