Rating @DavidArchie covers on a bucket-of-tears scale … because I can

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As many of you know, this has been a very tough time for me… and trust David to start posting these incredible covers just when I needed to hear them…

AND ONE A DAY FOR THE PAST 3 DAYS?!!!! IS HE ACTUALLY REAL???! [Please, do not answer that. Unicorns are clearly real.]

I’ve rated these covers on my own personal 5 “bucket of tears” scale:

You Are the Reason (Calum Scott)

Ranking: 😭😭😭😭

So many people had been requesting this on David’s earlier cover posts, that I looked it up on YouTube maybe an hour before he posted this cover. Whoah. Spooky. The video is really powerful but not as powerful as David’s rendition (sorry, Calum, you are awesome, though).

Someone You Loved (Lewis Capaldi)

Ranking: 😭😭😭😭😭

I literally cried so hard listening to this that I started choking and thought I’d never catch my breath again. It’s that good. Glad I pulled over before playing.

Waving Through a Window (from “Dear Evan Hansen”)

Ranking: 😭😭😭😭

Confession: Not a Ben Platt fan. *ducks tomatoes* … please don’t get me wrong, he’s unquestionably talented, but I find his phrasing of songs distracting to the point where the emotion doesn’t hit me. David’s hit me like a tsunami… soooooo beautiful and moving and real… not mannered or overly theatrical at all. I wanted to scream back, “OF COURSE I AM WAVING BACK AT YOU, DAVID!!!!”

Can’t We Just Talk? (Khalid)

Ranking: 😍😍😍😍😍

[featuring possibly my favourite comment of all time! 🙂 ]
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Switched the ranking here away from tears because this cover made me smile for days… soulful R&B David is one of my fave Davids. And David’s lower register is like a hot tub in heaven bubbling with dark chocolate. Am I right??

Hills and Valleys (Tauren Wells)

[and how cool to see Tauren’s response!]
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Ranking: 😭😭😭😭

I listened to this one, and read David’s caption right when I was having trouble seeing a “Master Plan” that made any sense to me… I took it as a sign… that we are loved… we all matter… we’re not alone… and there are moments of grace and beauty even in our darkest hour… so five overflowing buckets of tears on this one.

Ocean Eyes (Billie Eilish)

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When you give me those Ocean Eyes. @billieeilish

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Ranking: 😍😍😍😍😍

Another confession: Billie Eilish frightens me a little. But retitle this cover “Heart Eyes”  BECAUSE I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!! Sooooo glad David’s switched to the IGTV thing and we get whole songs… really wish we had all of this one!

So what do you guys think?? Do you have a fave so far??

p.s.
I know I’m making of light of all this, somewhat, but I don’t want to downplay how much these incredible covers, posted one after the other, right at this time, have meant to me… they are lifting and saving my life in a very real way and I can’t adequately express what that’s meant to me… I’m sure they’re doing the same for thousands of other people out there for a bunch of reasons… and it’s yet another reminder to me of how blessed we are to be fans of this remarkable human. Love & blessings to you all!!! {{{{{{❤️group hug❤️}}}}} Now go leave your requests on his insta!! 🙂

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21 Responses to Rating @DavidArchie covers on a bucket-of-tears scale … because I can

  1. Sheila says:

    I love love love Someone You Loved, I fell asleep with it in my head and woke up with it in my head.
    Like Idol days lol.
    I also love Talk and Ocean Eyes and WTAW and all of them lol.
    I can’t believe all the views and comments!

  2. janey79 says:

    {{{group hug}}} back

  3. GrammyJ says:

    For years I’ve wanted David to be a you-tube star like his friend Peter Hollens, who does bi-monthly music videos of cover songs. I’m so thankful for IGTV which David has now embraced to do covers easily. I was so surprised when he did covers three days in a row and said he loved singing them. It’s so great and I’m so glad that it helped you Deb, and I’m sure many others.

    • TOfan says:

      GrammyJ, you are so right! I know a lot of us have watched other artists (like Tori Kelly) build a following by doing YouTube covers and wondered why David didn’t do the same.

      He seems to feel more comfortable doing it on Instagram so 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼… he has the perfect gift to share on social media so I’m not surprised he’s getting so many views and comments… as I like to say, give the people what they want! 😍

      Better late than never, I guess. 😂

  4. roxfox says:

    ❤️ so good to hear you are feeling some peace. David’s music has got me through some tough times too.

  5. Pepper says:

    David’s covers are so good, extremely good….exceptionally good! Really loved them all, the last one he did is still resonating with me, probably because it’s the last one I listened to. All so good though and so beautifully sung. Whenever he posts a song, a cover, the “likes” go way up…..hmmm…..wonder why. 🙂
    I ❤ all of them and love and blessings to you too Deb….here's one for you. ❤
    David's music is truly therapeutic. Have always thought he had a healing voice.

    p.s. This….. "David’s lower register is like a hot tub in heaven bubbling with dark chocolate. Am I right??"
    Yes, you are right, once again, haha. You have a way of nailing it on the head. 🙂

  6. janey79 says:

    YES to the (ig airplane) GLASSES.

  7. TOfan says:

    omigosh, lucky kids to hear this live!!! I’ve been obSESSed with it since we got that faraway Easter concert YouTube of it a couple of years ago!! 😍😍😍😍😍

  8. refnaf says:

    David doing these covers… such a huge blessing! So glad they came when they did for you TOfan ((((hug)))) 🤣
    I’m thinking it’s also good to get his voice out there! Go David
    I really can’t pick a fave, gosh…..
    Love them all
    (((((((((Group hug)))))))))
    Thankful every day to be his fan (patron, supporter, concert seat filler)!!!

  9. janey79 says:

    OBSESSED with Someone You Loved. And it’s pure joy to watch him playing piano.

  10. janey79 says:

    Over 70,000 views on SYL. The rest of the covers are somewhere in the 40,000’s. As Deb often says, “Give the people what they want”. I think it’s pretty clear, folks.

    • TOfan says:

      He’s such a stats guy (Billboard charts, and all), so those numbers must make him feel pretty good! And will hopefully encourage him to keep doing them. 🙏🏼😍

  11. TOfan says:

    No tears on this one, just smiles for miles… WHAT DID WE ALL DO TO BE SO BLESSED WITH THIS GUY?!?!?!? (and I am available 24/7 for any discussions about his new awesome shirt repertoire that I like to call “Jimmy Buffett meets young single ready to mingle” 🙂 )

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