By now, most of us have either heard, or know of, Disturbed‘s cover of the Simon & Garfunkel classic “The Sound Of Silence.”
Say what you want to about cover songs – Disturbed killed it with this one. They produced a respectful peace. Paul Simon himself even endorsed it, saying on Facebook,
“In case you missed it, Disturbed did a wonderful rendition of “The Sound of Silence” on Conan this week. The S&G cover also appears on Disturbed‘s latest album, Immortalized.”
Disturbed‘s cover is blowing up the charts too! It’s been #1 on the iTunes rock chart for what feels like forever, and all over rock radio. As it should be. According to Billboard,
“Simon & Garfunkel‘s iconic song topped the Hot 100 for two weeks (beginning Jan. 1, 1966), Disturbed‘s cover enters at No. 88. The venerable Chicago hard rock band’s piano-based interpretation, driven by David Draiman’s operatic vocal, debuts with 1.7 million U.S. streams (up 9 percent) and 20,000 sold (up 8 percent). On the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, it pushes 4-3.”
What’s weird is that we’re now looking at David Draiman as a singer with serious chops… but he’s had them all along. Do you like the song?