Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Feb 10th 2010 5:02AM by Barnaby Smith
The New York Times reports on the 'My Way killings' as they have become known, and now it is a brave person who clears their throat to attempt the song.
One amateur crooner, Rodolfo Gregorio, spoke of the perils of performing it. "The trouble with 'My Way' is that everyone knows it and everyone has an opinion. I used to like 'My Way' but after all the trouble I stopped singing it. You can get killed."
Performers frequently get into fights with critics when the song is performed, while Manila local Alisa Ascanlar described an incident where her uncle was at a karaoke night listening to a friend perform 'My Way', when someone at a nearby table laughed at the choice of song and performance. Ascanlar's uncle promptly drew a revolver.
'My Way', written by Paul Anka in 1967 based on the French song 'Comme d'Habitude', is regarded as one of the most re-hashed songs in history. Aside from SInatra, notable versions of the song have been recorded by Dorothy Squires, Nina Simone, Elvis Presley and of course, Sid Vicious.