This week’s smack down brings the song, “I Need You More Today”. Originally recorded by the Bishops on their 1990 recording, Class of ’90, “I Need You More Today” became a top 10 hit for the group. The song featured Kenny Bishop on both verses. This medium tempo song was a good ‘kick-off’ song for the album. The Bishops will take the first verse and chorus.
Jeff & Sheri Easter decided to cover this song on their current recording, Expecting Good Things. As is the case with most song covers in Southern Gospel music, the arrangement stays fairly true to the original, even though Jeff & Sheri added their country sound to the overall feel of the song. Morgan is featured on both verses of “I Need You More Today”. It looks as though Jeff & Sheri’s rendition of the song will also become a top 10 hit. It is rare that you get a song that will hit the top 10 twice in a span of 20 years. Jeff & Sheri Easter will take the 2nd verse and chorus.
“I Need You More Today”. Original vs. Cover. Who wins this week?