If you go away - Ne Me Quitte Pas

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Which 3 versions of this song (scroll down for samples) do you like best?

Jacques Brel
1
7%
Dusty Springfield
0
No votes
Julio Iglesias
1
7%
Shirley Bassey
2
14%
Neil Diamond
5
36%
Mireille Mathieu
0
No votes
Frank Sinatra
1
7%
Barbra Streisand
1
7%
Marc Almond
2
14%
Nina Simone
0
No votes
Sting
0
No votes
Cyndi Lauper
1
7%
Tom Jones
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 14

If you go away - Ne Me Quitte Pas

Postby Sabina » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:56 am

I first heard this song when I was 14 and instantly fell in love with it.
It is still one of my all time favorites.

"Ne Me Quitte Pas" was written by Jacques Brel in 1959. The English lyrics were written by Rod McKuen.

The question is... which of these 13 versions in the best one? Or which is your favorite? To make it more interesting, as well as reasonable, you may choose 3 favorites when you vote!

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Jacques Brel


Dusty Springfield


Julio Iglesias


Shirley Bassey


Neil Diamond


Mireille Mathieu


Frank Sinatra


Barbra Streisand


Marc Almond


Nina Simone


Sting (in French)


Cyndi Lauper


Tom Jones

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Re: If you go away - Ne Me Quitte Pas

Postby Daywhite » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:33 pm

So hard to pick a favorite version of such a great song. I like the more understated versions of the song, not so much emphasizing strength of voice as the power in the song. I will add one to your list. I can't swear it's my favorite version (as I said, such a great song), but her voice is really nice, with emotion and the song itself the focus.

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Re: If you go away - Ne Me Quitte Pas

Postby Heidi » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:37 pm

This one!
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Re: If you go away - Ne Me Quitte Pas

Postby mirjana » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:32 am

Both additional versions are very nice. I prefer Emilian Torrini though...
I think that the following one is not bad too:

Patricia Kaas & Jeremy Irons



Ad this one by Terry jacks released in 1974is very emotional too...

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Re: If you go away - Ne Me Quitte Pas

Postby Alvino » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:17 am

Dog gone it ALL.. I am patiently Waiting for the person
who proposes CAMP TOWN RACES or A little bitty tear let me Down
or She ' ll be coming Round the MT when she comes

or In a cavern exavating for a mine dwelt a Miner forty Niner.

or MY FAVORITE THREE BLIND MICE..
JUST kidding folks, I am absolutely BLIND
(or stone deaf maybe) to ALL MUSIC
but Mexian Corridoes.
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Re: If you go away - Ne Me Quitte Pas

Postby dermot » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:26 pm

Dusty Springfield......amazing voice, and still sounds like shes not counting how many times shes had to sing it.

Vicky Leandros.....haunting.

Cyndi Lauper.....because its different, different is good.
....the heart only whispers, be still and listen....
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