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Natalie Maines Covers Beach Boys' 'God Only Knows'

Natalie Maines Covers Beach Boys' 'God Only Knows'

Check out Natalie Maines‘ cover of the Beach Boys‘ classic “God Only Knows” for Big Love‘s series finale on March 20!

The song, which will be available on iTunes starting Tuesday (March 15), comes nearly five years after the 36-year-old singer and her band, Dixie Chicks, released their last album, Taking the Long Way.

Part of the track was used for Big Love‘s season 5 promo below, but you can hear the full song on People.com!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Natalie’s version of “God Only Knows”?


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21 Comments

# 1

I always thought the Joss Stone cover was the best version of this song I’d ever heard, but after hearing Natalie’s vocals in this “sneak peek” a few days ago, I can honestly say Ms. Stone’s been dethroned, because, as always, Ms. Maines sounds AMAZING. Can’t wait for the full track to be released.

# 2

Amazing. I miss her lovely voice. So what if she has opinions, she’s a true talent without all the mixing and morphing people have to do sell their voices. Natalie’s is just pure poetry. I miss her so much. Wish she’d reconsider music. SUCH A TALENT!!!

# 3

i hate it. this is one of the greatest songs ever written and like she did with fleetwood mac’s ‘landslide’ natalie blew it. she should seriously stop listening to the sycophants that encourage her to step out of her lane.

# 4

Truly one of the best songs of all time. So simple but so moving too. Love BIG LOVE too!

# 5

Awful!!! Clearly this song is beyond the scope of this fool and her musicians……

# 7

people who calls her vocals are “awful”
are the reason why we have Taylor Swift and Justin bieber for a music stars………..!!!!!!!!!!!!

# 8

One of the best voices in the businesss, I’ve always adored Natalie. And I loved her version of Landslide, it equaled Stevie’s. But I hate to say this I’m not in to the arrangement, it does not do her voice justice, too much going on. They should have sat back and let Natalie’s voice take centre stage.

# 9

One of the best voices in the businesss, I’ve always adored Natalie. And I loved her version of Landslide, it equaled Stevie’s. But I hate to say this but I’m not in to the arrangement, it does not do her voice justice, too much going on. They should have sat back and let Natalie’s voice take centre stage.

ewww it’s like a cat scratching a blackboard….. Why didn’t they just stick with the beach boys version???

@Mel: I totally agree. The drums were totally unnesessary and quite frankly, annoying. The whole arrangement was “uncomfortable”.

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In The Know @ 03/15/2011 at 1:24 pm

Its the greatest pop song ever written and NO One will ever sing it like Carl Wilson. EVER.

Its one of the few songs in pop history that should never ever be covered on record by anyone.

Maines, like all others before her, fails at her attempt.

I love Natalie and really miss the Dixie Chicks. Come back!

dixiechicksfan @ 03/15/2011 at 9:32 pm

Love her voice, but she has not impressed me with her style, her politics, her complete disregard to her band mates. But, again, her voice is her gift. She should definitely use it -but also use her brain.

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Natalies arrangement did what it was suppose to do and deliver a simple melody and message. It should have not – and it didn’t – overshadow the finale for the fans of the show.

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