That’s Life

Frank Sinatra heard O.C. Smith’s version of That’s Life on his car radio, and was so impressed he tracked down the publisher to record his own version.

His version is very different.  Smith’s version is mellower, more bluesy, while Sinatra’s is more motivational-speakerish.

The final line fits seamlessly in Smith’s version, but is a little jarring in Sinatra’s.

Full lyrics HERE.

 

2 Comments

  1. THANK YOU FOR SHARING BOTH! HOW RAD!

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  2. markonit

    …Sinatra’s version was more of your typical white American attitude… O.C.’s version was one that came from the point of view of resignation and fatigue from trying and failing in a system set up specifically to make him fail no matter how hard he tried…

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