Maybe it’s my Ameri-centric world view that keeps me baffled at how many Brits make good soul singers. I mean, Annie Lennox is from Aberdeen, Scotland. That’s a long way from Tupelo, for those who don’t know. So while I definitely love her voice, which is soulful, I do not like this cover personally. But maybe you will, so here you go. Annie covers The Clash in “Train in Vain.”
I’m not a closet ABBA fan. I’m an outright avid fanatic for the Swedish super troupers. In my college years, I nearly got kicked out of a pub for plunking enough quarters into the CD jukebox to play all their Greatest Hits in a row. Here’s Sinead, being as unpredictably awesome as ever.