It’s time for the Battle of the Bands Results from my May 1st battle featuring the song I Heard It Through the Grapevine. I pitted Marvin Gaye against Creedence Clearwater Revival.
I suspected this was going to be a tough battle and I was right. Both artists duked it out until the end. At first they were neck and neck with 3 votes each. Then CCR took the lead with 7 votes, but Marvin quickly picked up another 4 votes, tying it at 7 each. The next two votes tied it again at 8 votes each. Marvin came in with 3 votes and then the last vote (before mine) was cast by my Mom for CCR (her first battle vote!), leaving the tally at Marvin Gaye – 11 votes and CCR – 9 votes.
Now it’s not going to make a difference who I vote for at this point but I’ll tell you what I decided to do. Not sure if this is permissible (Stephen, FAE, weigh in here) but I’m doing it anyway. I am so absolutely torn as to who to cast my vote for that I’m splitting my vote, giving 1/2 to Marvin and 1/2 to CCR.
I grew up on CCR and have always loved their version, spending many a night in the bars dancing to this song. But I also frequently play Marvin Gaye’s version, especially when I’m setting up my table for jewelry shows. I have Marvin’s Greatest Hits on my iPhone and that’s always my Go-To music which makes the tedious job of setting up my jewelry much more enjoyable.
Marvin Gaye: 11.5
In my battle post, I went back in and added the California Raisins commercial because it was such a great fit. Some of you early voters didn’t get to see the spot so I’m posting it here again. For that reason and just because it’s so darn cute! Enjoy…
As always, thanks for your participation in my battle! See you on the 15th for the next battle, which is going to be another good one (I think…).