Sunday, December 07, 2008

Run was written by Snow Patrol, and don't you ever forget it

Listening to: 'Run' by Leona Lewis [Spirit]

Yes, Leona Lewis of X Factor 2006 fame has made it to Numbero Uno again, this time with a cover of Snow Patrol's Run.

Don't get me wrong, I love the new version. When I heard it first, sung live as a feature on Jo Whiley's Live Lounge on Radio 1, I had shivers down my spine. Truly haunting. But then I fell in love with Run when I first heard it being performed by Snow Patrol. The song was already amazing.

It's annoying that Leona gets a #1 hit with Snow Patrol's song, when they haven't received the same honour yet. But seeing as Leona's a product of the Simon Cowell production line, it's hardly surprising.

Which is better? I don't know. It's like they're two different songs to me. Snow Patrol's version sounds more raw and melancholy...something which Snow Patrol do perfectly. Leona's version is a ballad being sung by a diva. Nothing wrong with that, but I'm just sayin'.

So congratulations to Leona, but I think it has to be said that if you have an ounce of talent (which she definitely does have) you can't really go wrong with something as flawless as Snow Patrol's Run.


  1. seriously..i want to listen to this

  2. I see your current playlist consists completely of Snow Patrol...

  3. DeeCee - listen listen listen!!! :D

    Jerry - hehe after hearing Leona's version on the radio, I had to listen to the Final Straw CD on repeat for the rest of the evening. I *heart* Snow Patrol! (could you tell?)

  4. Snow Patrol is a good band and run is a good song.

    Let's just hope the hard music only police doesn't get me now!

  5. With Foxhound!
    Murder me for being honest but i don't get why ppl still prefer Coldplay over Snow Patrol???
    My 4 year old neice understands better...

  6. Foxhound - Don't worry, your secret is safe with me ;-)

    myprerogative - I don't get it either. I mean I really like Coldplay, but I prefer Gary Lightbody's voice to Chris Martin's any day! Hehe your niece has good taste! :D

  7. Hehe...true that fellow Snow Patrol believer:)

  8. I love both versions BUTTTTTTT...Leona's version really was nice =/

  9. On second thoughts,
    Don't shooooot meeeee



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