Who begged it better?
Written by John Vakaloloma on August 12, 2023
This decade of current music is filled with nostalgia, featuring samples of classic songs that we grew up listening to. These songs are often remixed, revamped, and featured with original artists. For me, one such song is “Begging” by Madcon, which I first heard on the soundtrack of the 2010 movie “Step Up 3D”.
After that, I added “Begging” to all my playlists for every mood – whether I wanted to get hyped, felt down, was studying, or doing chores. I played it so much that my mother even threatened to give me something to beg about if I played it one more time. Recently, I was excited to hear a new version of “Begging” by the winners of Eurovision 2021, Maneskin.
However, my research uncovered a surprising revelation – neither Madcon nor Maneskin were the original artists of the song. In fact, “Begging” was originally released by THE 4 SEASONS in 1967.
With this discovery, “Begging” cements its place in my Ultimate Playlist of songs for any Vibe, now with multiple versions to enjoy.