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Kelly Clarkson's Superb Cover of This Frank Sinatra Classic Will Mesmerize You
Clarkson sang the jazzy tune "I Get a Kick Out of You" on November 20's episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Kelly Clarkson covered a classic on a recent Kellyoke segment, and totally made it her own.
During Clarkson's version of "I Get a Kick Out of You" by Frank Sinatra, she started by crooning the introduction softly over piano notes. Her tone was so warm and cozy, that it'll make you want to curl up by a fireplace.
Then, the drums kicked in to a swinging groove as Clarkson picked up the tempo, her voice soaring perfectly. And of course, she wrapped things up with a gorgeous high note.
Sinatra himself would be proud!
What to know about "I Get a Kick Out of You" by Frank Sinatra
Originally written by composer Cole Porter for the 1934 Broadway musical Anything Goes, "I Get a Kick Out of You" has also been covered by Mel Torme, Dolly Parton, Ella Fitzgerald, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, and more.
The Lady Gaga and Tony Bennet version was nominated for a Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Best Pop/Duo Group Performance in 2022.
The 1953 Frank Sinatra version was first arranged by composer George Siravo, with another version recorded in 1962. In 2015, The Guardian listed "I Get a Kick Out of You" as Sinatra's best song from his time with Capitol Records. "Sinatra sings like a dream," the outlet noted of the track. "No one was more convincing at sounding happy and in love than Sinatra."
The lyrics to "I Get a Kick Out of You" by Frank Sinatra
My story is much too sad to be told
But practically everything leaves me totally cold
The only exception I know is the case
When I'm out on a quiet spree
Fighting vainly the old ennui
And I suddenly turn and see your fabulous face
I get no kick from champagne
Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all
So tell me why should it be true
That I get a kick out of you
Some they may go for a cocaine
I'm sure that if I took even one sniff
It would bore me terrifically too
Yet I get a kick out of you
I get a kick every time I see you
Standing there before me
I get a kick though it's clear to see
You obviously do not adore me
I get no kick in a plane
Flying too high
With some gal in the sky
Is my idea of nothing to do
Yet I get a kick
You give me a boot
I get a kick out of you