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Reba McEntire’s Top 5 Duets

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2) “Because Of You” w/ Kelly Clarkson (2007, MCA Nashville)

Remakes are a tough thing. Get it wrong and you come off like a hi-rent karaoke act.

But our ACM honoree got this one right. Teaming up with a Pop star who’d just put American Idol in the rear-view mirror with the Breakaway album was, at least in theory, a risky move.

Then again, Kelly Clarkson‘s performed with Rascal Flatts, The Wreckers, Martina McBride and Jason Aldean.

The difference I hear in the two versions is a tone of anger in Kelly’s original vocal, most notable on the final reprise. In contrast, I find the tone on the duet to be one of desperation and resignation.

Here’s one case where both versions work equally well… for different reasons.

  • darlinbett

    Every Other Weekend should be number one IMHO. Together Reba and Kenny are super sexy stuff and the song rocks!

    • Fawaz

      It’s funny Matty whenever Cher isn’t in the sitploght for a while and shows up somewhere she is on a comeback, or in this case a “major resurrection” I guess people don’t get to Las Vegas as much these days. Lets face it if she is going to do Las Vegas exclusively, and her name is not being mention except in some critical way these sorts of comments are going to fly, they make a great headline in any case. I hope Cher does more film and has more exposure than she is getting in sin city And thanks for the clarification Gail.VA:F [1.9.15_1155]please wait…VA:F [1.9.15_1155](from 0 votes)

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