View Full Version : "Take My Breath Away": Jessica Simpson (2004) vs. Berlin (1986)

Hot 92 Jamz
Jan 29th, 2005, 03:38 PM
Which version of "Take My Breath Away" do you like bettter and why did you like it better?

Jessica Simpson (2004)
Listen to snippet here (http://sg1.allmusic.com/cg/smp.dll?link=jy1i369onrm5140w6h0jz33&r=20.asx)


Berlin (1986)
Listen to snippet here (http://sg1.allmusic.com/cg/smp.dll?link=gxnsiyq2s6r5r45kb5xwdm1&r=20.asx)

Jan 29th, 2005, 04:14 PM
Come on, no contest! Berlin all the way. I've always believed that the original is always the best, no matter the quality of the cover. Only 2 or 3 exceptions come to mind, but they're all songs in French, so I won't bother you. But usually, nothing beats the original in my mind :worship:

Jan 29th, 2005, 04:37 PM
i agree with the poster above me :p :p

Jan 29th, 2005, 04:40 PM
definitely berlin... jessica simpson is not able to sing with her soul, she doesn"t seem to understand what she sings (it' might be a little hard for her abyssal mind lol)...

so definitely berlin!!!!

Jan 29th, 2005, 04:58 PM
IMO, jessica runied the song. although, i did like the cover of angels :tape:

Jan 29th, 2005, 04:59 PM
Jessica. Just cuz she has amazing hair, and I love her

Jan 29th, 2005, 05:50 PM
Berlin without a doubt. What was she thinking.... She should have kept her hands of the song!

Jan 29th, 2005, 10:25 PM
Berlin - no contest

Jan 29th, 2005, 10:29 PM
definitively Jessica! she did a great job and has an amazing voice :hearts:

RatedR Superstar
Jan 30th, 2005, 03:09 AM
That song was a classic, but Jessica ruined it! stupid pop stars!

Jan 30th, 2005, 03:12 AM
Berlin....I was sooo in love with it after hearing it in Top Gun. :)

Jan 30th, 2005, 04:10 AM

Jan 30th, 2005, 06:16 AM
Berlin without a doubt

Jessica may look good but she ruined that song :retard:

Jan 30th, 2005, 09:11 AM
Berlin makes music, JS kills it.

Dana Marcy
Jan 31st, 2005, 03:30 AM
This is a no-brainer. BOTH versions suck! I don't know Jessica Simpson's version but it doesn't matter because I've been hearing the original from something like 20 years and it still gets on my last nerve! :fiery: The melody sucks and so does the chorus and the girl who sang it the first time didn't actually hit it out of the park in the vocals dept (and I'm being nice when I say that). Take My Breath Away is one of those songs that have you going :scratch: as to why it's popular. :rolleyes:

Jan 31st, 2005, 03:38 AM
The Berlin version is definitely waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better. Berlin takes my breath away with the beauty of the music and the lightness of the actual singing behind it.

Simpson takes my breath away because after hearing her sing this song, I feel tired from her vocal gymnastics of screaming and yelling.

I also loved Robbie William's rendition of Angels. Simpson destroyed it.

Jan 31st, 2005, 04:03 AM
Definitely Berlin..Jessica KILLED it!

So now everytime i hear the original i can still hear Jessica's voice somehow screeching her rendition in the background.

But I did like Angels tho lol

Martian Jeza
Jan 31st, 2005, 04:06 AM
Berlin without a doubt ! Jessica Simpsion's version simply sucks !