What’s better than actually skiing in the snow? Singing about it, of course! Or in this case, listening and watching others sing about it and declaring a winner.
I give you three versions of the song, SKIING IN THE SHOW. The first version is by THE BEACH GIRLS in 1965. Is that ironic? I’m not sure but I like it. The second is by the band I originally thought recorded it in 1966, THE INVITATIONS. Both of the 1965 and 1966 versions did not top the Hot 100. The third and last version in this battle is by WIGANS OVATION in 1975. Their recording of the 1965 “classic” topped the UK Pop Charts at #12. However, are they the official winner for this particular ski song?
Below are clips so you can properly judge this ski song battle. Unfortunately with both of the earlier versions of this tune, I found audio with accompanying vinyl record pictures rather than videos of each respective band. WIGANS OVATION has an exceptional live performance video but don’t let their cool seventies outfits influence you alone.
Which version is more worthy? Which one would you rather be playing during Après-ski and/or riding down the slopes?
THE BEACH GIRLS, 1965
THE INVITATIONS, 1966
WIGANS OVATION, 1975