I would like to suggest to you all that this song is the best song ever. Seriously. Is it possible to encompass an impactful message, beautiful melody, incredible vocal blending, and musical arrangement all in one song? I think so.
“The Prayer” is by far and away, in my opinion, is the best song ever. The history on this song is kind of interesting, but I would have to say that it is best done as a duet (even though it was originally done as a solo). It has been done by lots of people at this point, but there are some better versions than others, obviously.
For me, this song hits me at a level that I can’t explain but I can say that almost every time I hear it causes an emotional reaction, one that involves tears. The cause? Not sure. Vocals? Maybe. Message? Probably. Music? could be. Connection to person, place, or thing? Nope. But, put it all together and some how I end up being a teary pile of mush.
So, I submit to you for your review the top three versions (in order) of this song, in my opinion. Plug in the headphones or make sure the speakers are on, but turn it up loud so you can feel this music:
The studio version is paramount, but there is also a live performance version that is pretty good and is nice if you want a fuller experience than just the music itself.
And finally this last one is probably the best version I have heard that didn’t involve Celine Dion.
Ah, man. As I researched this song, I have an even greater appreciation of it. It honestly never gets old! I could listen to it a hundred times in a row and not get tired of it.
So, what do you think? What version to you like best? Do you agree that it could possibly be the best song ever? Drop me a comment about what you think, or just agree with me in totality by click LIKE.