• Digital Storytelling

    Remakes that Define and Defy the Genre

    I decided to do the assignment “Remake That Genre!” but with a little twist of my own. I will be focusing on one song in particular, but will be providing an overview of all the different versions that have been made to-date. Some songs are so iconic that we are only familiar with one version, only to later discover it was a remake! Typically a cover of a song can be extremely popular, or an abject failure. The song I wanted to focus on for this assignment was “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” originally written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for Motown Records in 1966. “I Heard It…