My Latest Favorite Song To Cover

Have you ever been in a band and when you get together to jam you end up playing the same song a bunch of times, yet you never seem to get tired of it?  Well for me, these days that song is Many the Miles by Sara Bareilles.  I like the words.  I like the harmonies.  I like that you can arrange it in multiple ways and play it in different styles and its all good.  It’s a singer’s song in my opinion – it lends itself to singing with feeling, and there’s ample opportunity to belt it out if you are capable (which I am not, but I play with people that are).  It’s totally subjective I know, but I think its a great song to listen to, and an even better song to play.

I’m sure there are other songs that I can’t remember, but here are some of my more memorable “favorite songs to cover” along with the year they were most heavily played on my iPod and in practice sessions.

  • Many the Miles by Sara Bareilles (2010)
  • I’m Yours by Jason Mraz (2009)  I must have listened to this song a few hundred times while writing Fishbook in the wee hours of the morning.
  • What Am I To You by Norah Jones (2006)  The centerpiece of our setlist when we were playing out often.

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