The influence exerted on the past sixty-plus years of pop culture by one Francis Albert Sinatra would be difficult to overestimate. So I’m sure iTunes had no trouble rounding up 13 contemporary artists to cover the late icon’s work for His Way, Our Way, the compilation that went on sale exclusively through their service today. The roster of contributors runs a real gamut, from Nashville’s John Rich (“One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)”) to up-and-coming piano-rocker A Fine Frenzy (“The Things We Did Last Summer”) to bluesy minimalists the Kills (“Willow Weep For Me”).
And then there’s Maroon 5. I’d be willing to wager that without Frank Sinatra we wouldn’t have an Adam Levine, so it’s appropriate that Levine’s band opens His Way, Our Way with a typically smooth cover of “The Way You Look Tonight.” For one week only starting today, the Music Mix will be the only place you can hear Maroon 5’s spin on “The Way You Look Tonight” in full for free. Go ahead and give it a listen below, then let us know what you think — and if there are any other artists you’d like to see take on Ol’ Blue Eyes’ catalog.
UPDATE: Our free stream has ended. Maroon 5’s “The Way You Look Tonight” is available (along with the rest of His Way, Our Way) at iTunes.
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