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Susan Boyle Hype Revitalizes 10-Year-Old Cover (1999 recording)
Yahoo! Music Blogs/Video Ga Ga ^ | 4/17/2009 | Billy Johnson, Jr

Posted on 04/17/2009 6:43:40 PM PDT by Born Conservative

The song title "Cry Me A River" brings Justin Timberlake to mind for Generation Y. But that is likely to change thanks to Susan Boyle, the Scottish singing sensation whose Britain's Got Talent appearance wooed millions of broadcast and online viewers.

Boyle's moving rendition of "Cry Me A River" was uploaded to YouTube Thursday night, sparking further interest and frenzy over the extremely talented singer.

Boyle's "Cry Me A River" is a remake of the blues standard, not Timberlake's pop ballad. Boyle's track went virtually unnoticed when it was independently released 10 years ago on a charity CD reported Times Online. The Whitburn Community Council in West Lothian only pressed 1,000 copies of The Millennium Celebration compilation.

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KEYWORDS: britainsgottalent; crymeariver; susanboyle
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YouTube audio of recording at link.
1 posted on 04/17/2009 6:43:40 PM PDT by Born Conservative
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To: Born Conservative

She’s AWESOME!! Someone my age wowing the world with that beautiful voice, excellent!! :-)


2 posted on 04/17/2009 6:48:04 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Born Conservative

dang, makes me want a cocktail at Top of the Tower in Houston...23 floors up overlooking Houston...best piano bar in Houston in the 70’s and early 80’s...

great Torch singer, great voice

l havent been there in 20 yrs, dont know if it is worth it anymore ...

anyone been there lately?


4 posted on 04/17/2009 6:53:17 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer ("We will hunt the terrorists in every dark corner of the earth. We will be relentless." W 2001)
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To: Born Conservative

Now you say you love me,
You cried the whole night through.
Well you can cry me a river,
Cry me a river,
I cried a river over you.

Now you say your sorry,
For bein’ so untrue.
Well you can cry me a river,
Cry me a river,
I cried a river over you.

You drove me, nearly drove me,
Out of my head;
While you never shed a tear.

Remember, I remember,
All that you said;
You told me love was too plebian,
Told me you were through with me-

And Now you say you love me,
Well, just to prove you do, cry me a river,
Cry me a river,

I cried a river over you.


5 posted on 04/17/2009 6:53:22 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Born Conservative

Susan, my dear....don’t let the Hollyweirdos change a single hair in your eyebrows. Stay exactly as you are and just keep singing.


6 posted on 04/17/2009 6:54:52 PM PDT by Lizavetta (Politicians: When they're not lying, they're stealing.)
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To: Angry Write Mail

It’s almost as if some guy in Hollywood wrote this.


7 posted on 04/17/2009 7:02:17 PM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: LucyT

The ONLY version of “Cry Me A River” worth anything is by Joe Cocker.


8 posted on 04/17/2009 7:02:37 PM PDT by DaGman
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To: Born Conservative

Amazing I hope she wins God given talent.


9 posted on 04/17/2009 7:03:19 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Awwwwwww. You sound like me. I love good Jazz in the background....good view..good cocktails...........

OK. I’m waking up, now. Hubby and two kids.......REALITY! LOL!

“Mom????? Where’s my field trip shirt?”


10 posted on 04/17/2009 7:04:11 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (The smallest minority on earth is the 'individual'.)
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To: DaGman

The ONLY version of “Cry Me A River” worth anything is by Joe Cocker.
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Had the absolute privilege to see him perform in Sheffield, England a few years back. Great concert.


11 posted on 04/17/2009 7:05:33 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (The smallest minority on earth is the 'individual'.)
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To: Born Conservative
The song title "Cry Me A River" brings Justin Timberlake to mind for Generation Y

The only version I know of is Julie London's, from the fall of 1955.

12 posted on 04/17/2009 7:06:46 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Listen to Boyle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI2DxkrgpgQ
Susan Boyle - Cry Me A River - 1999 Recording


13 posted on 04/17/2009 7:11:45 PM PDT by calcowgirl (RECALL Abel Maldonado! (anyone want to join the movement? Chg your tagline!))
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Lol, Rush, Lol. I started having fantasies about being Sean Hannity’s wife last night and then woke up to the reality that he is already happily married and I am eighteen years older than him and we have never met, nor in all likelihood, will we. Oh well. But hey, we can dream, can’t we? and why can’t you go to the piano bar with the hubby and have a couple of drinks whilst listening to good jazz????


14 posted on 04/17/2009 7:12:17 PM PDT by Mountain Mary
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To: Born Conservative
She is indeed awesome, I will look forward to following news of her progress on this show.

But it has occurred to me that the people who produce this show know that, and may have dowdied up her appearance for this show. They may have plans to turn this "ugly duckling" (please forgive me for the classic reference) into a swan over the course of the show's run this year. And I'll be glad to be a sucker for it!

15 posted on 04/17/2009 7:13:23 PM PDT by hunter112 (SHRUG - Stop Hussein's Radical Utopian Gameplan!)
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To: Fiji Hill

They’re both great, IMO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByUOFV5TusE
Julie London - Cry me a river


16 posted on 04/17/2009 7:15:04 PM PDT by calcowgirl (RECALL Abel Maldonado! (anyone want to join the movement? Chg your tagline!))
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To: hunter112

Simon Cowell likes what he hears, but won’t kiss Susan Boyle

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/news/article_1471302.php/Simon_Cowell_likes_what_he_hears_but_wont_kiss_Susan_Boyle


17 posted on 04/17/2009 7:15:21 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: DaGman

i’ve been a fan of Joe Cocker for ages & if it’s a male singing he’s the one.
What’s remarkable about Miss Boyle’s singing rendition is the restrained pathos , she doesn’t overwork it- rather weaves it, quite amazing actually.


18 posted on 04/17/2009 7:21:11 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Off Hunting--- for the COLB)
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To: hunter112
I thought her dress and shoes were perfectly appropriate for a woman of her age appearing at a 'formal' event.

So she wears no makeup, has killer brows, and doesn't do much with her hair. She looked like anybody's dear old mum and very normal. Not ugly, just normal.

19 posted on 04/17/2009 7:23:31 PM PDT by Lizavetta (Politicians: When they're not lying, they're stealing.)
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To: Justaham
Ha! I'm fairly certain that the only thing Simon Cowell will kiss is a mirror!

In any case, her singing ability should be what carries the day, and nothing else. Life doesn't always work out that way, but she's gone from complete unknown almost to household word in the space of a week, that should provide enough of an audience to support her future singing endeavors no matter what happens on this so-called 'reality' show.

20 posted on 04/17/2009 7:23:51 PM PDT by hunter112 (SHRUG - Stop Hussein's Radical Utopian Gameplan!)
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To: Lizavetta
Again, I asked people to forgive the use of a common term, I'm rather portly myself (and so is my lady) we are quite enthused with her, and wish her well in what is to come.
21 posted on 04/17/2009 7:26:02 PM PDT by hunter112 (SHRUG - Stop Hussein's Radical Utopian Gameplan!)
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To: calcowgirl

This one by London is sing songy but doesn’t even begin to have the heart that Susan’s does. No comparison.


22 posted on 04/17/2009 7:34:11 PM PDT by Bellflower (The end of this age is near but the beginning of the next glorious one is coming!)
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To: Lizavetta

Hopefully, she won’t even come to Hollywood. She wants to be a singer, I would bet that some rmusic producer in England is interested in her now. And since she’s not aiming for the ‘pop tart’ genre, the looks aren’t as important. I hope she makes good on her dream, that something comes of this for her just like it did for Paul Potts.


23 posted on 04/17/2009 7:36:32 PM PDT by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: calcowgirl

Julie London is good, but there’s something about Susan’s voice that adds to the song. My vote goes for Susan’s rendition, no question about it!

Go Susan!


24 posted on 04/17/2009 7:37:26 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: DaGman
The ONLY version of “Cry Me A River” worth anything is by Joe Cocker.

Is there a you tube for comparisons sake?

25 posted on 04/17/2009 7:39:55 PM PDT by Bellflower (The end of this age is near but the beginning of the next glorious one is coming!)
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To: calcowgirl

OMG. I just clicked on your link. I’m just....she’s...I....I.. Her voice on that song! How unbelievably awesome!


26 posted on 04/17/2009 7:41:07 PM PDT by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: Born Conservative

I’m in love!


27 posted on 04/17/2009 7:41:47 PM PDT by Jeffrey_D.
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To: Justaham

I doubt he’d be anyone’s choice for a kiss anyway.


28 posted on 04/17/2009 7:42:47 PM PDT by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: Born Conservative
I mentioned this on another thread, but I think Susan and Newt Gingrich are long-lost cousins. Newt is of Scottish descent. To me, the resemblance is amazing.
29 posted on 04/17/2009 7:43:19 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Swede Girl

Yeah, but Newt can’t sing like this Angel! ... ‘Course, Susan may not be able to write novels like Newt can, so maybe they’re even.


30 posted on 04/17/2009 7:44:55 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
I don't remember that one---but it makes me homesick for Houston and that period in time.

There was a good singer at an underground bar in Old Market Square. She and her husband owned it and I think she was German. Renee or something. She was good.

31 posted on 04/17/2009 7:47:02 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: Born Conservative; All

The mp3 of Susan Boyle singing Cry Me a River can be downloaded from this link:

http://www.mediafire.com/?onzznzrv03i


32 posted on 04/17/2009 7:50:22 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I saw him too, back in the 70’s. For all of about maybe 5 songs. He kept stopping in mid-song, running behind an amplifier and throwing up! He was so drunk either he or someone stopped his performance after the 5th song or so.

I can’t remember if this was at the ZZ Top concert in Memorial Stadium in Austin in ‘74 or if it was at the Rolling Stones concert in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas in ‘75. (they tend to run together now!)


33 posted on 04/17/2009 7:53:00 PM PDT by DaGman
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To: hunter112

She’s already a swan.


34 posted on 04/17/2009 7:53:23 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (No taxation without lubrication.)
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To: Bellflower

“Is there a you tube for comparisons sake?”

I would suggest a copy of Mad Dogs and Englishmen (including Leon Russel and the Delta Lady, Rita Coolidge!)


35 posted on 04/17/2009 7:55:25 PM PDT by DaGman
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To: Lizavetta

The standards for eternal youth and impossible beauty is not generally obtainable for mere mortals. Normal is good. I don’t have any quarrel with reasonable grooming, but overkill is silly.


36 posted on 04/17/2009 7:55:57 PM PDT by Twinkie (HITLER WAS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER.)
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To: TomGuy

Thank you thank you thank you! I’ve been trying to find a way to download that since yesterday.


37 posted on 04/17/2009 7:58:07 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (No taxation without lubrication.)
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To: abigailsmybaby
She’s already a swan.

She has been 'known' for 3 days and already has 2 world-wide hits (based on the youtube views): Cry Me a River and I Dreamed the Dream.
38 posted on 04/17/2009 7:58:44 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

It’s just mindboggling isn’t it?


39 posted on 04/17/2009 8:00:34 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (No taxation without lubrication.)
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To: TomGuy

How Susan Boyle Stole My Heart - Piers Morgan
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-04-16/how-susan-boyle-won-my-heart/


40 posted on 04/17/2009 8:01:22 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Swede Girl
I mentioned this on another thread, but I think Susan and Newt Gingrich are long-lost cousins. Newt is of Scottish descent. To me, the resemblance is amazing.

LOL!!!!

41 posted on 04/17/2009 8:02:19 PM PDT by Type Righter (...flying the Gadsden flag 24/7 until the Usurper is Gone! ..."Don't Tread on ME"...)
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To: Born Conservative

Susan has the most amazing voice I have ever heard!


42 posted on 04/17/2009 8:10:00 PM PDT by svcw
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To: Swede Girl

Wow, you are right!


43 posted on 04/17/2009 8:12:44 PM PDT by Born Conservative (Bohicaville: http://bohicaville.wordpress.com/)
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To: abigailsmybaby

I have played both of them over and over.

The 7.5 minute Youtube video of I Dreamed a Dream has 22.8 million views.

And that is only one of about 20 Boyle videos. Many of those others have hundreds-of-thousands to a few million views, too.


44 posted on 04/17/2009 8:13:54 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: abigailsmybaby
She’s already a swan.

We'll see as time goes on. I know that on "American Idol" many of the singers were gussied up as they advanced through the finals. It's not unreasonable to suspect that the same forces might come to bear on Ms. Boyle.

45 posted on 04/17/2009 8:18:02 PM PDT by hunter112 (SHRUG - Stop Hussein's Radical Utopian Gameplan!)
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To: TomGuy

So have I. For hours last night I played the I Dreamed a Dream video. I finally shut down my computer at 3:30a...it was time for my hubby to go to work.


46 posted on 04/17/2009 8:21:18 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (No taxation without lubrication.)
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To: hunter112

I hope not. She’s fine just as she is.


47 posted on 04/17/2009 8:22:17 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (No taxation without lubrication.)
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To: Justaham
Just remember, it was Paul potts that started this whole 'diamond in the rough' thing
48 posted on 04/17/2009 8:27:55 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
What’s remarkable about Miss Boyle’s singing rendition is the restrained pathos , she doesn’t overwork it- rather weaves it, quite amazing actually.

Yes, exactly.

49 posted on 04/17/2009 8:38:05 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: abigailsmybaby
I hope not. She’s fine just as she is.

Agreed, although I would naturally expect that she'd be outfitted in nicer clothes as the season goes on, and it would be similarly expected that a hairstylist would be employed to create different looks for different songs. That's just show biz.

But the producers of this show and "American Idol" are not stupid. They wanted you to think that Susan Boyle took them by surprise, and she just might have done so when she originally auditioned. I wouldn't put it past them to have dowdied her up a bit, and that little shimmy move she did before the song didn't seem in character with her life's story. I think it was possible she was coached to do it, as a way of taunting the crowd before wowing them.

The producers of these shows have done the obscurity-to-fame storyline for quite a few years now, and they're still pretty good at selling the same tale with new characters. They know the appetite of an audience for the makeover type of TV show, and they know they have a winner again. Most TV shows work hard to squelch YouTube, etc. broadcasts of portions of shows, these folks have used it as a free marketing campaign. Right now, I'd bet they're making deals with Fox TV to simulcast Susan's next appearance on American TV, and they're lining up sponsors waiting to pay big bucks.

50 posted on 04/18/2009 11:02:29 AM PDT by hunter112 (SHRUG - Stop Hussein's Radical Utopian Gameplan!)
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