Yours to Keep

First of all, my main-squeeze, Mr. Derek Davies (of GWFAS), has outdone us yet again. So we thought a top 40 albums of 2006 post was totally sweet and all that, but Derek has to go and make a massive top 50 MUSIC VIDEOS of 2006 list, complete with iPod compatibility videos and lengthy write-ups. Derek did something like this last year, and pretty much single-handedly shut down ezarchive for two days because of it’s popularity. I personally don’t find music video’s too exciting (it’s my A.D.D.), but I must say I enjoy all the video’s on his list. If you don’t go at least look at the post, you’re depriving yourself.

The number seven video on Derek’s year-end list was a little song called “Cobrastyle”, by Swedish-pop-hop newcomers Teddybears (whose debut, Soft Machine, came in at #9 on my top 40 albums list). I recently, however, came across a few remix and demo versions of another of my favorite songs off of Soft Machine, “Yours to Keep”. Neneh Cherry lends her voice to the album version of the song, which is the most polished and radio-ready version. Pop goddess Annie contributed vocals to a remix of the alarmingly soft and sweet song, adding bass-driven synths and a more rugged, unrefined feel. I tried to do some research on the third version of the song, and discovered that the this third version is in fact the original, and features Paola of Rock’n’Roll Highschool. The bubbly beginning, muted feel, and added guitars make for a whole new angle on this pop-gem.

I’m wholly unashamed to admit that this song is my current ringtone (Yeah, I like ringtones). Anyways, here are all 3 versions of the song. Let me know which is your favorite in the comments.

MP3: Teddybears – Yours to Keep (ft. Neneh Cherry)
MP3: Teddybears – Yours to Keep (Remix ft. Annie)
MP3: Teddybears – Yours to Keep (ft. Paola of Rock’n’Roll Highschool)

NOTE: I’ve also added a few polls (which you can find on the sidebar to the right). Please take the time to vote in both polls, since the feedback could help me in deciding a new mixtape idea. Also, your voting is directly proportional to the growth of my self-esteem, so the more you convince people to vote, the better I feel about myself.

Love,
Zack

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11 Responses to Yours to Keep

  1. T.S says:

    Wow. What an awesome song. And the Paola remix is phenomenal. (Not feeling the Annie one… it’s OK just sorta dull.)

    Thanks a tonne. I really gotta buy that album.

  2. jayne says:

    ohhh…
    i love polls…
    more more!

  3. raks says:

    this is a fabulous song – thanks!
    i’m actually liking the album version best.

  4. Bronwyn says:

    Last week I went Teddybears crazy. “Yours to Keep” is right behind “Hey Boy” for me. It turns out I was listening to the Paola version which remains as my favourite!

  5. someone says:

    I noticed you said the video for “Cobrastyle” was number 7 on Derek’s list but it’s actally number 5. I know it doesn’t matter but just thought you should know.

  6. allthingsgo says:

    yeah yeah, its called fact checking. stephen colbert says facts get in the way of the gut, and if stephen colbert doesnt need facts, i sure as hell dont.

  7. Tove says:

    Hey, I’ve been lurking around here for a few months now, and I like pretty much all the bands you mention! So, out of love, and in the name of Fact Checking, Teddybears have been around for over 15 years now. While Soft Machine is their US debut, we’ve been enjoying them in Sweden for years 🙂

  8. sarah irene says:

    You know, I hadn’t heard the original before, but I think I like it best. The album version is too … I don’t know, too shiny; and the Annie version goes overboard (and about 3 minutes overlong) with the crunchy electronic mess at the end.

  9. wawawewa says:

    i didn’t think that cobrastyle could get any better, but alas, i was wrong. Also, the Hip Hop mixtape was by far my favorite, its great for everything from Super Smash to bad drunken Bowdoin white kids dancing. Awh yeah.

  10. Bette says:

    The links aren’t workin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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