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You are watching: Michael bolton sittin on the dock of the bay

TypeReleasedRYM RatingRanked category
ArtistMichael Bolton
Single
23 January 1988
1.31 / 5.00.5 indigenous 103 ratings
#1,330 for 1988

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Rocknroll1987 Aug 22 2017 0.50 stars
that was negative enough as soon as Sammy Hagar took a shot at this Otis Redding standard in 1979!! but here we have Michael "the voice" Bolton comes at us! Michael was released in 1983 as a "hard rock/metal singer" He obtained some album rock airplay. His an initial two albums Michael screamed the end his tunes through the best of them. Yet by 1987 his document label had actually repackaged him as a blue eyed soul singing crooner. Lock tried to provide him "street credibility" by spanning an Otis classic. What we got was among the many soulless attempts at music of all time. Yes, he might sing! His voice is really good. But any depth that true spirit or emotion was gone. He regulated to take it it come #11 top top the charts. And it started a operation of "hit tunes" and "middle age women having actually fantasies that his voice with Fabio's body" yet after the "hot flicker ended" us were left with a song choose this the oldies, height 40, standard rock, standard hits or anyone else will certainly not touch!
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Tornadoes Dec 02 2015 1.00 stars
Seems hard to believe, yet Otis Redding's mam Zelma apparently describes Michael Bolton's rendition the "(Sittin' On) The Dock the the Bay" as her favourite cover variation of the spirit classic. Bolton's take is so arthritic that it barely registers as heart (assuming the Michael also has one), and also the wanky etc solo in the middle is a complete disgrace come Steve Cropper's original playing. It's simply unpleasant to listen to, indigenous the textbook dull 1980s manufacturing values to Bolton's bowel-straining vocal performance. At least he had actually the decency to credit the original songwriters, which is a courtesy Bolton didn't expand to the Isley Brothers for his later on "original" ingredient "Love Is a wonderful Thing."
DonKarnage Sep 13 2014 2.00 stars
I might accept Michael Bolton once he sang new material. I could not prefer it - in fact, I regularly didn't - however I to be fine with it. However what was through the endless parade of sheathe versions? This was one of the best, an interpretation it wasn't too overly dramatic or blue-eyed-soulful or constipatory or whatever you want to speak to it. That was just superfluous.
because that Michael, "soul" has often been puzzled for "sounding choose I'm do the efforts to pass a kidney stone".


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This single finds among the most pointless of 1980s popular music singers extending a masterpiece from among the legends the soul. The just question is why anyone would ever before dream the listening come this as soon as they can be listening to Otis?