And I know I am going to lose points on my Gay Card for this - but I had never heard Barbra's version until I was putting this post together - hangs head in shame.
But now "One Less Bell to Answer" is one of my favorites and a common duet between my partner and I - whether drunk or not - along with Kristin Chenoweth's Glee version, or my 5th Dimension record. (My apologies to those living in DC's Adams Morgan neighborhood - we often have our windows open and my singing voice is far from stellar, especially when inebriated).
It is really difficult for me to pick a favorite here. Kristin and 5th Dimension are my obvious choices, but after working my way through, Barbra deserves a top spot over Glee.
Dionne Warwick's cover rivals the others as well, and Sheryl Crow, though the weakest in my opinion, has a special place in my heart - we are from the same hometown of Kennett, MO.
As usual, check out the clips after the jump, and let me know who you think did it best. Did I leave anyone out that deserves credit? Post a link in the comments.
Let the sing-off begin.