SONG REQUEST 50% HP Challenge Week 8! - Winner: @anna-newkey (Duet with @clairemobey)

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Hello everybody on HIVE, and especially the Music Community. My name is Jasper and I'm writing (and singing) to you from Cape Town, South Africa!

I have decided to start a challenging series of posts! BUT I Need your Help!

This is the challenge I'm setting myself every week: I ask for cover song requests on the MUSIC community, and then pick a favourite song to learn and post a live video of me attempting it. The person who asked for the winning song then gets 50% of the post rewards in HP!

I finally got to see my friend @clairemobey this week. She's the person that I usually perform in public with. We are both songwriters, and so we have a funny habit of singing covers with "cover hats" on, so that the audience knows when we are not wearing hats that the song is an original! We have carried that tradition over to our HIVE videos now!

Claire and I met up to talk about the next couple of gigs we would like to try and organise, and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to do a song that @anna-newkey has requested in the past, but is much better suited to a duo performance!

I am talking about "Shallow", the song performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the most recent version of the movie "A Star is Born"! Did you know there have been four versions of the movie now? The original was in 1937, the 1954 version starred Judy Garland and James Mason, and the 1976 version starred Kris Kristofferson and Barbara Streisand! So a lot of musical star power over the years, and quite a challenge to decide to be the face of the current generation!

But it was a fantastic movie with some fantastic songs, including "Always Remember us this Way" and today's song "Shallow". Even my parents admitted that it was a better movie than the previous that starred musicians from their era! Haha!

Here is the original music video showing footage from the movie:

I also distinctly remember their live performance at the Oscars ceremony, where people found it very hard to believe that the chemistry between Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper was just acting... shoowee (what do you think?)

So thank you very much @anna-newkey! For picking this week's song, you get 50% of this post's reward in HP!

Thank you @clairemobey! For helping me sing this week's song, you get 20% of this post's reward in HP!

NOW READER, perhaps next week is your turn? Please give me some suggestions of cover songs you would like me to try next week, and maybe you'll be the winner next time!

See you Next Week!

Lyrics for "Shallow" by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Tell me something, girl
Are you happy in this modern world?
Or do you need more?
Is there something else you're searchin' for?
I'm falling
In all the good times, I find myself longin' for change
And in the bad times, I fear myself
Tell me something, boy
Aren't you tired trying to fill that void?
Or do you need more?
Ain't it hard keeping it so hardcore?
I'm falling
In all the good times, I find myself longing for change
And in the bad times, I fear myself
I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in
I'll never meet the ground
Crash through the surface, where they can't hurt us
We're far from the shallow now
In the sha-ha, sha-ha-llow
In the sha-ha-sha-la-la-la-llow
In the sha-ha, sha-ha-llow
We're far from the shallow now
Oh, ha-ah-ah
Ah, ha-ah-ah, oh, ah
I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in
I'll never meet the ground
Crash through the surface, where they can't hurt us
We're far from the shallow now
In the sha-ha, sha-ha-llow
In the sha-ha-sha-la-la-la-llow
In the sha-ha, sha-ha-llow
We're far from the shallow now

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Mark Ronson / Stefani Germanotta / Anthony Rossomando / Andrew Wyatt
Shallow lyrics © Sony/atv Songs Llc, Downtown Dmp Songs, Downtown Dlj Songs, White Bull Music Group, Stephaniesays Music, Warner Olive Music Llc., Warner-barham Music Llc., Sg Songs Worldwide

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dear brother, you are doing a wonderful work and I'm really proud of you!
See you at the top very soon dear friend!

Thank you thank you - don't forget to think of a new request and send some people my way who might want to win a couple of HP too!

Okay sure. I'll drop a new request very soon....
Well, I'd love you to sing Ed-sheeran "perfect" ... This is my song request for this week.

It will be nice u Der your voice texture

Woooow dear friend this is a marvel, how beautiful you both sound, and even more so with this beautiful theme and not easy to interpret.
Standing applause for both of you
I loved it 😍💖🎶🎵✨🌸.

Magic and art ✨🎵🎶 that's what you are, and your friend, she left me ecstatic with her beautiful voice.

Yay! Hello - then I have two tasks for you!

  1. Please follow @clairemobey and hopefully she will check out your singing as well!
  2. If there's a specific cover song you'd like to request (we were just talking about jazz and blues on your post?) - now's the time to ask for it!!!

Hahahaha dear friend before you asked me , as soon as I heard her I started following her and added her to my favorites 😍🤩🎶🎵✨ what an amazing woman she has a spectacular voice.

And regarding a jazz and blues theme.
I'll think about it and write to you 🥰✨🎶.

I have goosebumps all over. Thank you for your beautiful words! I've been dying to cover this song since the movie came out, but Lady Gaga is incredibly intimidating to cover. The trick is to sound as relaxed and natural as possible while covering such a Flipping phenomenal woman. Thanks @JasperDick for kicking my butt into gear and helping me let go of my hangups and @anna-newkey for requesting this!

My God I think any famous singer would get goosebumps listening to you, you are a bomb full of talent woman, everything you transmit when you sing is incredible.
No complex , you are wonderful 😍💖✨🎶🎵🌸.
Congratulations ✨👏✨🎶🎵.
And to toast 🥂🍻 for what there are more of those great friends that push us to continue and believe more in us.

@itzchemaya now you've gone and made me cry. Thank you so much. You have no idea how much your words mean to me 💖💖💖💖💖💖


Wow, that was brilliant; excellent job by both of you!
That'll make a nice addition to your duets for sure! Love it!

Re the live performance:
Totally agree with you, Jasper, their chemistry is undeniable!
And your parents are great! haha

Thanks guys for giving this a go! I love it ... and the cover hats.. 😆

Thanks so much for the request!! Yes, the cover hats can start out quite normal but they tend to get a little crazier as our audience enjoys their wine through the evening! Hahaha!


We have a whole laundry basket of them now 😂😂😭😭🤣🤣🤣


Joke suggestion

Serious suggestion: Gum Tree Canoe by John Hartford. It's an older song now in the public domain, but his version is the best I've heard by far.

I love the great energy that emanates from you when you sing together, it is beautiful to have you here sharing your talent.
This initiative of the great desire you have to give back to your fellow Hive members, thank you for choosing Music to showcase this beautiful work.

Congratulations to both of you for this great cover :)

Thank you so much for your encouragement @eugelys ! The music community is such a special platform for us as artists. Thank you for supporting us. ❤️

Yes! @jasperdick I remember this hotly debated topic. It is my opinion that it was totally a publicity stunt (albeit a very good one). They gave their audience exactly what they wanted! For a moment, they were able to step back into their roles and that is some phenomenal method acting. I don't doubt for a second though that their friendship or professional relationship could be the same after such a heartwrenching and emotionally demanding performance. It's that ability to step in and out of roles, to become completely immersed but yet at the end of the day, return to your true self that I admire of this caliber of artists.

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