“Drive” by Aimee Mann

I’m getting excited to see Aimee Mann play live again, and have been revisiting a lot of her music in anticipation. In my revisiting, I discovered a cover she did this year for the TV limited series, Assassination of “Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”. I’ve always loved “Drive” by The Cars, and vividly remember the powerful video with model/actor¬†Paulina Porizkova that used to play on MTV in heavy rotation. I was excited to see that Aimee covered it, even before I hit play.

Song of the Day Lyriquediscorde Header

Aimee’s version of “Drive” is stripped down, with just her voice and an acoustic guitar. There is a very 90’s sensibility to this version that I love, and her interpretation of the track feels very Aimee. The story of the song comes through even stronger, and more emotional than the original.

“Drive” by Aimee Mann
recorded for “The Assination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (2018)

“Who’s gonna pick you up,
when you fall?
Who’s gonna hang it up,
when you call?”

Aimee Mann Drive Song of the Day Lyriquediscorde

Here is Aimee playing “Drive” on the show:

from The Assination of “Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (2018)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: