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Country Girl Carrie Underwood Turns Rocker With 'Summer of '69', And The Fans Go Wild

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Although Carrie Underwood is a country singer through and through, it doesn't mean she can't use her powerhouse vocals to bring life to songs from other genres.

During one of her concerts in March 2010 at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario, Underwood chose to perform a cover of Canadian native, Bryan Adams' hit song, "Summer of '69."

"Summer of '69" was recorded in 1984 for Adams' fourth studio album, Reckless. The song has made its way onto many "bests" lists, including the Chartattack 100 Best Canadian Singles of All Time and Blender Top 500 Songs of the 80s-00s.  

Adams' original version of the song is an up-tempo rock tune, but Underwood decides to slow it down for her performance. Although her slowed-down version of the song is different than anyone is used to, her vocals really shine during the performance, as she holds out high notes with absolute ease

But Underwood doesn't keep with the slow pace for long. After she finishes her first time through the chorus, the band suddenly picks up the pace, and Underwood finishes her performance in the same up-tempo style of the original. 

Even though Underwood doesn't hold out long, high notes, during the faster-paced portion of the performance, she shows off her vocal talent in a different way, accenting her sound with growls for added effect.

This video and Underwood's versatility just serves as further proof that she is one of the most talented artists in the music industry today.

Watch Underwood's stunning, live performance of "Summer Of '69" in the video below.

LYRICS BELOW

I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played it 'til my fingers bled
Was the summer of '69

Me and some guys from school
Had a band and we tried real hard.
Jimmy quit, Jody got married
I should've known we'd never get far

Oh, when I look back now
That summer seemed to last forever
And if I had the choice
Yeah, I'd always wanna be there
Those were the best days of my life

Ain't no use in complainin'
When you've got a job to do
Spent my evenings down at the drive-in
And that's when I met you, yeah

Standin' on your mama's porch
You told me that you'd wait forever
Oh, and when you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life

Oh, yeah.
Back in the summer of '69, oh.

Man we were killin' time
We were young and restless
We needed to unwind
I guess nothin' can last forever, forever, no! yeah!

And now the times are changin'
Look at everything that's come and gone
Sometimes when I play that old six-string
I think about you, wonder what went wrong

Standin' on your mama's porch
You told me that it'd last forever
Oh, and when you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life

Oh, yeah.
Back in the summer of '69, oh.
It was the summer of '69, oh, yeah.
Me and my baby in '69, oh.
It was the summer, the summer, the summer of '69, yeah.

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