Results for - Misty x 3 (And A Question Of Attribution?)

2,240 voters participated in this survey

1. One of the great singers to buck the trend toward rock 'n' roll in popular music in the U.S. in the second half of the 1950's was Johnny Mathis, who still has quite a way with a lovey dovey sentiment. One of his lovey doviest hits is 1959's "Misty." Have you heard any of Mathis' music, and that song of his particularly?

Yes, heard both Mathis and that song particularly
51%
1,115 votes
i've heard Mathis' music, but not that song specifically.
21%
458 votes
I've neither heard Mathis nor "Misty" by him (and didn't listen to it here)
29%
627 votes

2. Six years after Mathis had a smash with "Misty," comedic country dup Homer & Jethro remade it with some bluegrass elements as part of an album of love song reinterpretations, changing the lyrics a bit toward its end. Do you, like I, wish country music and its gatekeepers nowadays made more room for wholesome humor, as was more prevalent in Homer & Jethro's day?

Yes
15%
320 votes
Perhaps, at least if it's humor I found funny
20%
429 votes
No
20%
435 votes
I can think of clean humor in current country music that the survey writer might have missed.
5%
102 votes
I don't pay enough mind to country music for this question to be pertinent to me.
42%
914 votes

3. A decade after Homer & Jethro plied their style to "Misty," sometimes-funny rock 'n' roller-turned-pop/country singer made the same song an international hit on multiple radio formats. I'd call it more light-hearted than intentionally humorous, but, to my ears, Stevens' slightly disco'fied arrangement sounds heavily indebted to Homer & Jethro's. Do you agree?

Yes
18%
385 votes
Unsure
26%
565 votes
No
11%
251 votes
Haven't heard/didn't listen to both versions to make an informed comparison
45%
999 votes

4. Can you think of any hit remakes of songs that borrow heavily from a previous version of the same song that wasn't a hit (with this question is a version of Al Green's "Take Me To the River" by Green's underrated one-time label mate, Syl Johnson, a soul radio hit a year after Green's original was an album track)?

Yes
13%
283 votes
None comes to my mind now, anyway.
54%
1,178 votes
No
34%
739 votes
06/13/2021 Music 2240 35 By: jlrake

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