Covers: 'I Can't Make You Love Me'

Some might consider it a guilty pleasure but I genuinely love Bonnie Raitt's 1991 single 'I Can't Make You Love Me'. It's without a doubt one of the best songs about unrequited love written in my lifetime. When I heard Bon Iver would cover it for a b-side of a single, I knew it was a perfect choice for Justin. Although not included on the new Bon Iver album (Bon Iver, Bon Iver) their second full length album is one of my favorites of the year so far. If you haven't checked either Bon Iver album out, do so immediately.

Also, Bon Iver will be at the Uptown on Friday September 9th. The lady and I drove to Omaha to see him a few years ago and drove back that same night. It was miserable and completely worth it. Don't miss it.

Here's Bon Iver's cover of 'I Can't Make You Love Me':



Schram said...

I love that you love this song!!

Janell said...

I am obsessed with this song! Thanks for the video

jonsmajda said...

I actually really like Bon Iver, but:

a. This confirms my suspicion that his voice really only works when it's layered at least 4 times.

b. His piano playing really does make everything sound like a Bruce Hornsby song.

c. No one will ever beat Prince's version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1uKaTCB6uA

Matt said...

a. I like the un-layered vocals, but I dig falsettos quite a bit.

b. That isn't a bad thing.

c. Anything Prince does is cooler by default.