The Selecter’s Ska Take on Doris Day’s ‘Secret Love’

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Good effort! :)
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I like it!
Like Irene Dunne done.

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The young man above does a fine job with "Secret Love." But I do not think that Doris "owns" Secret Love. I don't think that any singer owns any song or recording. All music is up for grabs.

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I suppose if anyone 'owns' a song it has to be the composer, Lauren, in this case Sammy Fain.
Doris' version was the original, sold the most and most people associate it with her.

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Some interesting facts from Wikipedia on "Secret Love"
"Secret Love" is a popular song written in 1953 with music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. Its first performance was in the film "Calamity Jane" by Doris Day. It received an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Doris Day also recorded the best-selling record of the song, which reached #1 on both the Billboard and Cash Box charts in 1954. A popular version by Slim Whitman also made #2. The record was made on August 5, 1953."
I was going to list some of the cover versions but it's a very lengthy list - you can check it out here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_Lov ... r_versions
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I love to hear other versions/recordings of classic songs but [to me] certain songs are "owned" by certain singers.

Secret love/It's magic and Que Sera - are most certainly owned by Miss Day! She introduced them and has recorded the definitive versions of them!

Come Fly with my - is Sinatra's.

Manhattan = Ella's;

Misty = is Sarah's or possibly ....now I have a complete blank...help me out guys...but you know what I mean!

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"Misty" - I always think of Johnny Mathis, Jas,

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If Doris "owns" any song, "Sentimental Journey" surely fits the bill.
Like Irene Dunne done.

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I guess it boils down to what one means by the word "owns."

If one means that the original singer "owns" it in that no one else should record it, I would say "no."

If, however, one means that a singer "owns" a song like Elvis "owns" "Jailhouse Rock," I would say "yes" in the fact that his version made the song a hit and most people would think of his name in association with the song.

Same goes for Doris' hits. But "owning" meaning that a song should only be sung by the originator - I'd say "no" to that.

Interesting conversation concerning the word "own" in the musical world.

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I agree Jas, Doris "owns" Secret Love. I have over the years, appreciated alternative versions of this song, from K.D. Lang, Freddy Fender, Anne Murray, and this SKA version is amazing IMO! I didn't like Sinatra's version as much, maybe the tempo? I liked the young man's swinging style of Secret Love as well, thanks for sharing Ania and Bryan!

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Agree Toby and Howard - yes Sentimental Journey of course

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