Show Me Heaven

COVER vs ORIGINAL: ‘Show Me Heaven’

The song ‘Show Me Heaven’ was released in 1990 and was one of the main songs from the movie ‘Days Of Thunder‘.

You could say it was the new ‘Take My Breath Away‘ as that was the song featured in an earlier Tom Cruise movie but I’m sure everyone knows that! ‘Days Of Thunder’ was pretty much the same movie but with cars…

The song was originally performed by American singer/songwriter Maria Mckee who belted out the song in epic fashion. Needless to say it reached Number One in the UK as well as being a huge hit in many other countries.

Take a listen on Spotify and then watch one of her more recent live performances of the song.

I’m not aware of too many cover versions of this song but recently one really stunned me into silence until the track had finished.

The Swedish sensation Maja Francis has taken ‘Show Me Heaven’ and really showed it some heaven.

It’s haunting, her voice is stunning and she really does this song justice and more. It gives me goosebumps every time I listen.

Watch Maja perform the song live and you’ll be wishing you were there in the audience.

How do they compare? Well, I think as they are almost 30 years apart they are completely different songs. What Maja has done with the song is amazing but the original is a great musical snapshot of that time.

What do you think? How does this cover version live up to the original?

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