Mrs. Big Geez and I seldom disagree — or to put it another way, I’m afraid of her. But when we do have a rare difference of opinion, it’s usually about something silly like the best version of a particular song. A good example would be a tune that hit the top of the charts over fifty years ago for two different performers.
One of those guys was a singer who enjoyed decades of success in pop and country music, with countless hits to his credit. That would be Sonny James, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, who is now happily retired from music.
The other performer is better known for his movie career than he is for his singing. Tab Hunter was a young Hollywood heartthrob when he hit the recording studio and found success, helping make it possible for Warner Brothers to create their own iconic record label. He also performed in spots like the singing lead in Damn Yankees, but has pretty much stuck to acting for most of his career.
The song that both performers struck gold with is a fairly harmless piece called “Young Love,” and it’s one of those songs that you either love or hate. See which version you like best (or hate the least) then vote in the poll below. I’ll tell you later how Mrs. Big Geez and I voted.
(Note: if your connection isn’t fast enough for video of Sonny below, here’s a sound clip of his version.