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Bonnie Raitt — I Need You Tonight
Album: Dig In Deep
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Released: 2016
Length: 3:14
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All you got is this moment
The twenty-first century's yesterday
You can care all you want
Everybody does yeah that's okay

So slide over here
And give me a moment
Your moves are so raw
I've got to let you know
I've got to let you know
You're one of my kind

I need you tonight
'Cause I'm not sleeping
There's something about you boy
That makes me sweat

How do you feel?
I'm lonely
What do you think?
Can't take it all
What you gonna do?
Gonna live my life

I need you tonight
'Cause I'm not sleeping boy
There's something about you baby
That makes me sweat

How do you feel?
I'm lonely
What do you think?
Can't take it all
What you gonna do?
Gonna live my life

I'm lonely
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Please make this stop. I love her, but it sounds like she is just mailing in this cover.  
 thewiseking wrote:
Tired of her poor white trash shtick. Bonnie Raitt is an elite, a Harvard Grad ferchrissakes. who portrays a woman of the working class. Bonnie is responsible for all of the Cheryl Crowes etc who came afterward. Blech. 

 
You are tired.  I'll give you that.
I love Bonnie and think she's done some spectacular covers (I even prefer her version of Midway to Joni's original), but this is blergh on a cellular level.
Tired of her poor white trash shtick. Bonnie Raitt is an elite, a Harvard Grad ferchrissakes. who portrays a woman of the working class. Bonnie is responsible for all of the Cheryl Crowes etc who came afterward. Blech. 
As someone who rates far, far more songs positively than negatively, and who usually only comments on songs that I appreciate, this rendition moves me to kindly ask RP to take this off of the playlist (the only time that I’ve ever suggested that idea). Sorry, but I really don’t like anything about this cover, especially given how classic the original recording is.
She had me at 'So slide over here'... :)
 LaurieinTucson wrote:

LOVE Bonnie, but don't like this
all I can think of is an older woman trying to act like a younger male
just weird

 
And just why shouldn't an older woman act any way she pleases? I love it, personally (as an older woman myself).
Just noted that dict.leo.org doesn't know a proper translation for "Leichenfledderei". What a pity. Suggestions, anybody?
 eroz wrote:
I like Bonnie, but this cover is pretty lackluster.

 
Agreed.
 clwguy wrote:
sounds like something you would hear by the house band on a Carnival Cruise
 
I've never been on a Carnival Cruise, so I wouldn't know about that.  This has good production and great guitar sound, but it otherwise does sound like something one might hear from a wedding band.
I realized it gets worse with repeated listenings...
I like Bonnie, but this cover is pretty lackluster.
Nice one .... keep on rockin Bonnie!
 ckcotton wrote:

A little worse actually...

really like the the original but can't tolerate most of Bonnie's work... 

 
LOVE Bonnie, but don't like this
all I can think of is an older woman trying to act like a younger male
just weird


 Alexandra wrote:
Somewhere in the Great Beyond, Michael Hutchence's spirit is smiling and nodding.

 
not likley

 
 clwguy wrote:
sounds like something you would hear by the house band on a Carnival Cruise

 
A little worse actually...

really like the the original but can't tolerate most of Bonnie's work... 
sounds like something you would hear by the house band on a Carnival Cruise
Oh come on, y'all don't get a KICK out of this cover?
 Alexandra wrote:
Somewhere in the Great Beyond, Michael Hutchence's spirit is smiling and nodding.
 
Amen!!  Sloppy Nawlins blues meets polished Aussie rock!  

Now, I'm going to lean back and dream that Ms. Raitt is singing this to me.
HOMMINA HOMMINA WOO HOO HOOOOOO!!!  (panting wolf emoji : )
 Alexandra wrote:
Somewhere in the Great Beyond, Michael Hutchence's spirit is smiling and nodding.

 
Michael Hutchence is spinning in his grave so fast he could become an new source of energy..
OK, Bill, nice list.

First "JJ Cale: Devil in disguise".
Then "Ray  Wylie Hubbard: Conversation with the Devil".
And, lastly, "INXS: Devil inside".

And then you play "Bonnie Rait: I nedd you tonight" (a popular hit from INXS). {#Biggrin}

 
My ears think this is grim, sorry fans.  Perhaps it's because I like the original INXS stuff too much.

Huh. I like it. Didn't think I'd be in the minority, but ya never know.
This is not doing much for me, and I like Bonnie, but this is just so so.  

There is a great INXS cover by Joe Cocker, I have attached the link below.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeaO7D7jB1A
Butchered!

 
Not a bad song once you've stripped all the 80s out of it.
Marginal. Although she is just not my type. 
 Derecho wrote:
She sounds like she's never heard this song before and is reading the lyrics off of a karaoke machine.

 
not that I have any right to talk but that was cold,
I ain't diggin' it either 
She sounds like she's never heard this song before and is reading the lyrics off of a karaoke machine.
Somewhere in the Great Beyond, Michael Hutchence's spirit is smiling and nodding.
 jnesser wrote:
Ughh...really. Is this necessary?

 
Funny, that is exactly what I thought when I came across some of the hateful comments on this thread. Pretty over-the-top nastiness for an inoffensive cover of a throwaway pop song. It's 'I Need You Tonight' not 'Like a Rolling Stone' fer cryin' out loud.
Very good guitar playing on this track too, by the way.
Awful... blech... simply awful cover version. Rather hear a no-name garage cover band than this garbage!
Like it!{#Clap}
She's in heat and she's howling.  LET HER BE!
decent cover! {#Jump}
different enough {#Music}
I think Michael is turning over in his grave.

Awesome cover of INXS song is Joe Cocker doing Never Tear Us Apart.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=joe+cocker+inxs+cover&view=detail&mid=C03EC5810B1E9B856F1FC03EC5810B1E9B856F1F&FORM=VIRE
The h8 is strong in this thread.  Vomitous and unseemly some might say.

For my part, I think this is an excellent interpretation and in line with Ms Raitt's efforts on recent albums to honor lost rock greats.

The song benefits from the Raitt treatment.

So much.

Yes sir, I do like it.

Excellent!
I think I really like this!
 
Dunno if this needed the Raitt treatment.
Not so much.
No, sir, I don't like it (and normally I like Bonnie).
Horrible
Oh just... no.

Another tune Raitt-raped.
This is kind of a cool rendition. I was thinking to myself, this sounds kind of familiar...then bingo!
I still like the original better though.
Ughh...really. Is this necessary?