Then, He smiled at me

Who takes an ages-old Christmas carol and spins it three ways, three vibes, and into three masterpieces??? DAVID ARCHULETA, THAT’S WHO!!!!!

This is not a mere theory… I have EVIDENCE!!!

tumblr_mx9ehygqFh1rbi6wwo6_r1_250Exhibit A — Rock Stah LDB
D. unleashed this version on an unsuspecting fanbase at the 1st show of his MKOC Tour in Westbury. I was blessed to be there and one of those screaming in shock and … well, more shock… when he started banging that drum. You GO, David!!!

(did anyone else spontaneously punch their hands in the air at 3:45? πŸ™‚ )

Exhibit B — Indie LDB
I LOVE this version… before Christmas I had it on repeat for a while, it’s hypnotic or something. And it almost doesn’t sound like him, if that makes sense.

Exhibit C — Latino LDB
This may very well be my favourite. Not sure why. Could it be the espaΓ±ol? The Elder growl? That Latin pa rum pa pum pum?

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15 Responses to Then, He smiled at me

  1. rooster says:

    another great post,yea right pick one ,mission impossable

  2. poof says:

    That would be like voting which is best, Bach, Beethoven or Mozart. Wait a minute! Those were three different people!
    Must say, I was at that Ventura concert and that night’s LDB will be a highlight of my life! (spontaneously punches the air!)

  3. betsy says:

    Great choices, I love them all. They are like different songs. Who else does that? No one else. And for the love of the song.
    The Ventura one though – the close ups of the smiles, the emotion. Who else loves what they are doing so much that their dimples pop out?

  4. refnaf says:

    I think you have gone too far TOfan> expecting us to pick one of these.
    So true that NO ONE else could do this song like these versions.
    Being at Westbury the first time he blew us to bits with his live version >> deadly (too bad I could hardly enjoy the vids of it for a full year after)
    The studio Dapo version mesmerizes me….. And the last line?? Your title? Double deadly.
    Then he goes and does a Spanish version —————– flatlined

  5. tammi says:

    easy to pick a favorite πŸ™‚ the dapo version #smexy

  6. missbianca says:

    Heeheehee, I voted for all of them! Because, you know, everything’s a favorite in a different move. Great hearing them all together, yesyes.

    • missbianca says:

      Different mood. Different move? Some sort of Freudian slip so subtle that I don’t get it?

      • TOfan says:

        LOL Ms. B! πŸ˜†

        So MKOCT LDB is currently in the lead, with the Dapo version in 2nd place and my current Spanish fave in third…. verrrry interestink.

        New thread btw!


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