Sunday Girl >covers> Laura Branigan, 2010

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mau said...

The original version is: Raf - Self Control 1984

pve design said...

love this cover and the song too.

WinterAcademy said...

Indeed mau, Raffaele Riefoli, the composer of the song,seems to be the one who recorded it first.

However, the wikipedia entry for the song [ ]
does not clarify which version was released first, one is safe to assume it was Branigan's :

"The song was recorded that same year with the same English lyrics by Italian singer Raf, who co-wrote the song with Giancarlo Bigazzi and Steve Piccolo. Branigan's version first hit #1 in Germany on June 15, 1984. Raf's version first hit #1 in Italy on June 23, 1984"

Raff's entry is even more vague on the subject:
"Self Control was recorded and released contemporaneously by American pop star Laura Branigan.."

More strangely, it is Branigan's entry [] that states :

"The original version of Self Control, recorded few months earlier in 1984 by one of the song's co-writer Raffaele Riefoli (under the name Raf).."

So, even though you're probably right and Branigan's is not the 'original' version, I think this is one of those rare cases where it is perhaps not 'wrong' to present another cover of the song as a 'Laura Branigan cover', not because hers' is the best known version, but because it was released probably a few weeks/months after the original version, with international success.

Thanks for your comment!