Many fine artists have covered Bee Gees’ late ’70s chart-topper “How Deep Is Your Love”—from The Temptations and The Bird & The Bee to, er, Donny Osmond. And now Kelly Rowland has taken a stab at the Saturday Night Fever ballad, with a little help from jazz stud Michael Buble.
Now, up to this point, the only version that’s come close to the giddy pop heights of the original has been the 1996 cover by Take That—mostly due to its creepy, Misery-esque video. Does Kelly and Michael’s rendition hold a candle to the That’s? Head below to find out.[wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/How-Deep-Is-Your-Love-w_-Michael-Bu.mp3" text="Kelly Rowland & Michael Buble - How Deep Is Your Love" dl="0"]
Okay, okay—we can admit that Miss Kelly’s update of “How Deep Is Your Love” manages to capture the sleepy, soothing elevator jam quality of the Bee Gees’ original. And Rowland is certainly no stranger to taking on the Gibb brothers’ classics—Destiny’s Child covered Samantha Sang’s “Emotion” (written by Barry and Robin Gibb) on their Survivor album.
But—sigh—there’s also something lulling about Take That’s crack at the tune. It was their first single to not feature the recently-departed Robbie Williams, and the band split upon its release in early ’96. In a poetic stroke of wink-wink artistry, Gary, Mark, Jason and Howard get pushed off a cliff in the music video by a sadistic fan.
(Incidentally, after the four reunited a decade later, their first video, “Patience,” featured them singing on a cliff. Take that.)
Anyway, Kelly and Michael give the British man band a good run for their money, so we’ll just call it a tie. And as for whether or not the song ends up on Rowland’s upcoming album, it’s anyone’s guess at this point.