Monday, June 10 2013 20:15

Father's Day Gift Guide: THE LAST RIDE (plus the five most-covered HANK WILLIAMS songs)

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As Father's Day gets closer, many of my readers are still hunting for a perfect gift for that special Dad in their lives. As I always say - I don't ask for, nor do I require a gift, but if you must get one - don't overspend. Movies always make great gifts, and one that's been on my radar lately is THE LAST RIDE. Touted as "A Story of Hank Williams," THE LAST RIDE is a telling of the final days of Williams' life - not a true biopic, so the accuracy has come into question. But, with Henry Thomas (Elliott from E.T.) as Hank Williams, my interest is piqued. With the Blu-ray out now, the folks over at FoxConnect sent over the Top Five Most-Covered HANK WILLIAMS Songs. Curious what they are?

Most-Covered HANK WILLIAMS Songs:

lastridboxSome of Hank’s most popular songs that have been covered include:
· “I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry” – This song seems to have been officially covered the most of any Hank Williams song. It has been covered at least 19 times, by artists such as Elvis, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash, Al Green and Keb' Mo'
· “Jambalaya” – Coming in second place, “Jambalaya” has been covered at least 16 times, but such greats as Jerry Lee Lewis, Emmylou Harris and The Carpenters and Lucinda Williams.
· “Your Cheatin' Heart” – This song has been covered at least 10 different times. Artists like Beck, Elvis, Ray Charles, LeAnn Rimes and Fats Domino have all covered this classic
· “Hey Good Lookin'” – “Hey Good Lookin’” has also been covered at least 10 times by musicians like Jimmy Buffett, Ray Charles and Johnny Cash.
· “Honky Tonk Blues” – This song has been covered a respectable nine times by artists including Joe Ely, The The and Gary Stewart.
Honorable mentions
· “Lost Highway” – Covered 9 or more times
· “You Win Again” – At least 8 covers
· “Lovesick Blues” and “Cold, Cold Heart” – Both covered 7 or more times
· “Ramblin' Man” and “Alone & Forsaken” – Each covered at least 6 times

For more on THE LAST RIDE, check out the official site.

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