Saturday video break: The Air That I Breathe

Song #63 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “The Air That I Breathe”, originally by Albert Hammond and covered by The Hollies. Here’s the original:

I continue to be amazed at how many of these songs are covers of versions I’d never heard of, usually by an artist I’d never heard of. Add this one to that pile. Here’s the Hollies version, which is anything but obscure.

I have to say, I’ve really enjoyed finding all these live performances on YouTube. Most of these oldies-era songs I know only as a tune on the radio. As often as not, I have no idea what the artists looked like. It’s nice to see them in their prime doing what they do best. The Hollies certainly knock this one out of the park. What do you think?

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One Response to Saturday video break: The Air That I Breathe

  1. Linkmeister says:

    I’ve wondered who/how the original was brought to the attention of the band which did the cover.

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