Florence and the Machine’s cover of You Got The Love is really starting to get on my tits. If I hear one more gushing “ooh, what a great version” or, worse, one more person telling me what a great track it is, completely unaware of the original, I shall be moved to violence.
Here, ladies and gentlemen, is John Truelove‘s original version – melding Candi Staton’s acapella vocal with Frankie Knuckles Your Love in the one true version. Re-released, remixed, re-recorded many many times this is, for me at least, the one we should all remember.
And please, if we’re going to get gooey about modern cover versions, sod Florence and The Machine and Joss Stone. Try The XX version instead.