Song of the Day: “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia / Ednaswap

Some of the most iconic pop and rock songs of the past half centuries have been covers. These two weeks, I will take a look at these classics and their overshadowed originals. I love “Torn.” It’s a gorgeous pop ballad with a a fundamental tension: The lyrics depict a woman broken and drained, no fight…

Song of the Day: “Respect” by Aretha Franklin / Otis Redding

Some of the most iconic pop and rock songs of the past half century have been covers. These two weeks, I will take a look at these classics and their overshadowed originals. Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” is an all-time treasure. Rolling Stone ranked it one of the five greatest songs in rock history. Her rendition is so full…