Saturday, 17 November 2018
Memphis v Nashville 4
This week we are going slightly more MOR for what I expect may be another close contest.
If you were to ask 100 people to name a Marc Cohn song chances are if they had heard of him at all they would all plump for Walking in Memphis. Very much a one-hit wonder. I picked up his eponymous album in a charity shop and all the other tunes are pretty forgettable.
The Indigo Girls on the other hand have never had a hit of that scale but have produced a consistent body of work over the years including Nashville a song from their 1992 Rites of Passage album.
I'm going for Nashville this week as although Walking in Memphis is a good song it is a bit too ubiquitous for my taste.
Others, of course, may choose to disagree
Marc Cohn - Walking in Memphis
The Indigo Girls - Nashville