If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters. Following the premiere of their rendition on BBC Radio 1 , it began to receive an unprecedented amount of radio airplay. The song came to be covered by numerous artists, most notably by Denver -based piano rock band the Fray and American Idol season 8 winner Kris Allen , with all three versions managing to enter charts in the absence of a physical single release. Recommended For You Op Ed:
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I would suggest that an artist would use a cover song as a way to gain exposure and open them up to a different audience then what their used to or to pay homage to an artist and song heartlless admire. Live at the Electric Factory: In the night, I hear 'em talk The coldest story ever told Somewhere far along this road, he lost his soul to a woman so heartless How could you be so heartless?
Piano By Isaac Slade. Retrieved December 28, Select singles in the Format field. Due to overwhelming public demand, it was released as a digital single in the UK on September 14, Views Read Edit View history. American rock band, the Fray performed a cover of "Heartless" for their Live Lounge performance on February 16, How could you be so Select Silver in the Certification field. On the UK Singles Chartthe song debuted at number 45 and reached 10 due to album download sales.
“Heartless” Kanye West vs. The Fray (Cover Song)
As of Septemberthe song has sold over 4 million paid digital downloads in the United States, becoming West's second song to reach that mark, the first being " Stronger ". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Homie I don't know, she's hot and cold I won't stop, won't mess my groove up 'Cause I already know how this thing go You run and tell your friends that you're leaving me They say that they don't see what you see in me You wait a couple months then you gon' see You'll never find nobody better than me [Chorus] In the night, I hear 'em talk The coldest story ever told Somewhere far along this road, he lost his soul to a woman so heartless How could you be so heartless?
Kanye West No I. The beat that West sings and raps on is a electronic pre made beat by producer No I.
Heartless by The Fray on Spotify
On November 8,Kanye posted a new mastered version of the song on his official blog. Retrieved July 18, Or sign in with a social account: Recommended For You Op Ed: It debuted at number eleven on the Hot Rap Tracks and has managed to reach number-one in late January.
Retrieved August 19, Following the premiere of their rendition on BBC Radio 1it began to receive an unprecedented amount of radio airplay. Where the Story Ends. Dave Herrera October 20, 3: His performance was praised all across the judge's panel and by other critics, who called it "inventive".
The band members as well as Kanye West are seen as simple drawn figures performing on the paper. A free link to download the song was posted there as well. All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.
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The performance helped him move on to the finals and win. There are many different opinions on whether cover songs do justice to the original artists work or even hinders the one doing the cover. Tour with a more alternative rock -oriented sound.