First of , of course it'll be Kate Bush's version.. this is the original version.. this version is a more disco-ish since it's from the 80's.. but the music video is seriously intense .. thanks to the nicely choreographed dance moves... and it sort of gets creepy towards the end.. ahaha.. it's good..
Some details of Kate Bush (taken from wikipedia)
Kate Bush about to perform at Comic Relief 1986
|Birth name||Catherine Bush|
|Born||30 July 1958 (1958-07-30)|
|Origin||Bexleyheath, Kent, England|
|Genre(s)||Alternative rock, Art rock, Pop rock, New Wave|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, vocalist, songwriter, record producer|
|Instrument(s)||Vocals, piano, keyboards, didgeridoo|
Next up is Within Temptation's version.. this version starts off with an medieval/irish/folk sounding intro.. which leads to the 'gothic metal' that the band is famous for.. the video is so-so... the eye makeup on Sharon den Adel reminds me of the Hong Kong singer , Faye Wong ,
more info on within temptation from Wikipedia...
van Veen, van Haestregt, Jolie, Spierenburg, den Adel, Westerholt.
|Genre(s)||Symphonic Metal |
|Years active||1996 – present|
|Label(s)||DSFA Records |
|Ruud Adrianus Jolie|
Jeroen van Veen
Stephen van Haestregt
Sharon den Adel
Lastly , the best version of the song for me is the one covered by Placebo... very nice depressing electronic/trip-hop - influenced track... beautiful vocals by Brian Molko , ... if you guys have heard Placebo before this , you'll recognize his unique style of vocals.. the video apparently is a collection of videos provided by fans singing the song.. cleverly edited to achieve the look and feel of the down tempo version of this song...
more info on Placebo from Wikipedia..
|Genre(s)||Alternative rock |
Virgin Records (current), Hut Records, Caroline Records
|Brian Molko |
|Robert Schultzberg (1994–1996)|
Steve Hewitt (1996–2007)