Who has the best version of this song?

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  1. TsirhCitna

    TsirhCitna New Member

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    "Sway" is the English version of "¿Quién será?", a 1953 mambo song by Mexican composer and bandleader Pablo Beltrán Ruiz. The most famous version is that of Dean Martin recorded in 1954. English lyrics are by Norman Gimbel. Since then the song has been recorded and remixed by many artists (see discography below).

    Originals

    * 1953 - Pablo Beltrán Y Su Orchestra (in Spanish)
    * 1954 - Dean Martin, on Capitol Records, catalog number 2818, US 15, UK 6

    English versions

    "¿Quién será?" and "Sway" have been recorded dozens of times by many artists over the decades. This is merely a select list of popular recordings, not a comprehensive listing.

    * 1954 - Eileen Barton, on Coral Records, catalog number 61185, backed with "When Mama Calls"
    * 1959 - Rosemary Clooney and Perez Prado, from A Touch of Tabasco
    * 1960 - Bobby Rydell, Capitol Recording Studios, NYC
    * 1961 - Ben E. King, from Spanish Harlem
    * 1963 - Cliff Richard, from When In Spain
    * 1963 - Julie London, from Latin in a Satin Mood
    * 1998 - Anita Kelsey, from the movie Dark City
    * 1999 - Shaft, titled "(Mucho Mambo) Sway"
    * 2003 - Michael Bublé, from his self-titled album Michael Bublé
    * 2003 - Peter Cincotti, from his self-titled album Peter Cincotti
    * 2004 - Pussycat Dolls, from the film Shall We Dance?
    * 2007 - Puppini Sisters,Betcha Bottom Dollar
    * 2008 - Fady Maalouf, Lebanese-German singer in his album Blessed
    * 2009 - Haifa Wehbe, a Lebanese pop star
    * 2010 - Paul Byrom of Celtic Thunder, Irish folk gan roup
    * 2011 - Hooshmand Aghili, Iranian Singer

    Live renditions during song competitions

    * 2007 - Melinda Doolittle on American Idol
    * 2009 - Joe McElderry in UK The X Factor

    Language versions

    The song has been translated and covered in several languages. Here is a selective listing of language versions

    * 1954 - Olavi Virta, titled "Keinu kanssani" (in Finnish)
    * 1959 - The Peanuts, titled Quién Será (キエンセラ?) (in Japanese)
    * 1968 - Teresa Teng, titled "盼望" (in Mandarin)
    * 1973 - Sten & Stanley, titled "Äntligen" (in Swedish)
    * 1976 - Ajda Pekkan, from "Kim Ne Derse Desin" (in Turkish)
    * 1990 - Bjork in album Gling-Gló, as "Í dansi með þér" (in Icelandic)
    * 1999 - Götz Alsmann, titled "Zuckersüß" (in German)
    * 1999 - Komár László in album Mambó Lackó, as "Mexikói Karnevál" (in Hungarian)
    * 2000 - Athena - Macera, from "Tam Zamanı Şimdi" (in Turkish)
    * 2002 - Pedro Fernandez, ¿Quien será? (in Spanish)
    * 2004 - Arielle Dombasle, titled "Quién Será (Sway)" (in Spanish)
    * 2005 - Aaron Kwok, titled "飛" ("Sway") (in Cantonese)
    * 2005 - Nguyễn Hưng in album Dạ Vũ, as "Ai Sẽ Là Em" (in Vietnamese)
    * 2005 - Walid Soroor, titled "Yar Nazanin" (in Persian)
    * 2006 - Anjelika Varum, titled "Румба" ("Rumba") (in Russian)
    * 2007 - Koor in album Wust El Balaad, as "بحبك" ("Bahebak") (in Arabic)
    * 2007 - Rula Zaki (an Egyptian singer), titled "قلبي دق" ("Albi Dak") (in Arabic)
    * 2010 - Rula Zaki, in the album "Rula" (in Arabic)
    * 2010 - Mohsen Namjoo, in the song (دور ایرانو خط بکش) ("Dowr-e Iran-o Khat Bekesh") in Persian)
    * 2010 - Shahkar Binesh Pazhooh, in the song (وسط قلبم) ("Vasat-e Ghalbam") in Persian).


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  2. reznick

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    Damn this song is fuckin dope


    Post more versions including Dean Martin plz
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  3. TsirhCitna

    TsirhCitna New Member

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    [youtube]G6B4v1BqMhU[/youtube]

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  4. TsirhCitna

    TsirhCitna New Member

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    man.. that last one. dual wield cigar/whiskey? epitome of classic gentleman or what?

    couldn't help but smile when all the women are going ballistic
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  5. reznick

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    sinatra my fav so far
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