Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Shinedown = Elton John?

The video below is the song Second Chance by a new band (at least to me) Shinedown. The chorus features the lead singer screaming/singing "Tell my mother, tell my father, I've done the best I can." Maybe you have heard the song, and maybe you haven't. I'm sure that someone else probably made this observation already, but even though the lead singer looks like a hardcore rocker dressed in black leather, he sounds like Elton John. Listen to the part when he sings "I just saw Haley's Comet." Is there a chance Elton John has a son or the band is singing a new Elton John song but doing the Milli Vanilli thing? I can't get past this.

That is all. Thank you; come again!

7 comments:

Gilahi said...

Wow. That's downright eerie.

Sean said...

I'm glad it's not just me!

Beric said...

"Sorry, we are unable to offer this video to users in your region." You mean outer space? I'm in Aus for petes sake! I hate this whole "Region" BS, we all live on the same bloody planet and the internet is a flow through tech where all the worlds cultures and countries are combined as one. So why can't I view this Shine Down video? Wake up to the future (actually it's here and now)and remove these stupid region restrictions.

Lady of Musotopia said...

Hi there,
I found your page by Google-searching "Shinedown"+"Elton John" to see if anyone else has had the same thought about this as me! I always thought this from the first time I heard the song! :P

Anonymous said...

I thought the exact same thing also!!! I'm glad it's not just me....

Anonymous said...

I thought it was Elton John first time I heard it, thought "Wow he's broken into modern rock".

Vladimir said...

When I heard the song featuring him on Apocalyptica's new album, I thought it was Elton John. I guess it's not about the timbre only, but also in the dynamics of his singing