Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Forgotten Music: Billy Joel - Hey Girl (1997)

Billy Joel recorded an excellent cover version of Freddie Scott's "Hey Girl" in 1992. His take of the Goffin - King song possessed just as much soul as Scott's original and was released as part of Joel's 1997 compilation, Greatest Hits, Volume III. It features a great sax performance by Everette Harp. The remake reached # 13 on the U. S. Billboard Adult Contemporary music chart but it was beaten by Scott's 1963 hit that went to #10 on the Hot 100.

The opinion here is that Joel's newer version is the superior of the two.

1 comment:

  1. Utterly missed this...and the original...before. Thanks!

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