I started out REALLY hating this song. I even considered it the worst coronation song EVER. But to be fair, the moment we started playing the studio version of Kris Allen’s song, I realized it wasn’t so bad. In fact, the more we played it, the more I not only tolerated it, but even all out loved it. Then just recently, I remembered that Adam Lambert DID have his version of it, so out of curiosity, I gave it a listen, and boy did I like the song even more! The arrangement was quite different, more “glamborous”, more bombastic, but both had an appeal in their own right. Kris has that singer-songwriter appeal, Adam has that rockstar aplomb! I never thought I’d grow to love this song, but both have been playing in my iPod over and over again the past couple of days. Despite the excess of mountains and hurricanes, the song is annoyingly catchy! So my apologies to Kara DioGuardi and Cathy Dennis (and the third writer, who’s name escapes me at the moment), but I completely take back what I said that your song sucked. In fact, it rocks. For a song to work with two distinctly different singers is a testament of an at least decent song. Hehe…I still have a hard time saying it’s a great song because it’s really cheesy on paper.
But anyway, it’s no secret I prefer Adam Lambert, so I do like his version better. But what about you? Give both a listen, which do you prefer? No hating, okay? Just a healthy discussion would be nice. 🙂