Maroon 5 covers Frank Sinatra's 'The Way You Look Tonight': Hear it here

Maroon-5-sinatra_l The influence exerted on the past sixty-plus years of pop culture by one Francis Albert Sinatra would be difficult to overestimate. So I'm sure iTunes had no trouble rounding up 13 contemporary artists to cover the late icon's work for His Way, Our Way, the compilation that went on sale exclusively through their service today. The roster of contributors runs a real gamut, from Nashville's John Rich ("One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)") to up-and-coming piano-rocker A Fine Frenzy ("The Things We Did Last Summer") to bluesy minimalists the Kills ("Willow Weep For Me").

And then there's Maroon 5. I'd be willing to wager that without Frank Sinatra we wouldn't have an Adam Levine, so it's appropriate that Levine's band opens His Way, Our Way with a typically smooth cover of "The Way You Look Tonight." For one week only starting today, the Music Mix will be the only place you can hear Maroon 5's spin on "The Way You Look Tonight" in full for free. Go ahead and give it a listen below, then let us know what you think — and if there are any other artists you'd like to see take on Ol' Blue Eyes' catalog.

UPDATE: Our free stream has ended. Maroon 5's "The Way You Look Tonight" is available (along with the rest of His Way, Our Way) at iTunes.

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  • Theresa

    Wow, better than I expected. His voice is a little soft than I like for a Sinatra cover but still better than I expected.

  • Melissa

    Love love it! That is one of my all time favorite songs and Maroon 5 did a great job covering it.

  • Mona Gutierrez

    Adam has outdone himself! Loved it!

  • Winona

    Better than I expected as well – very smooth and nice – good job, Adam!

  • Micah

    It’s a good cover – but it is similar to having someone paint a new copy of the Mona Lisa. It takes talent, but in the end, all you have is a stroke for stroke replica – why not go with the original?

  • Goober

    I’m a big Sinatra fan, and this was very well done. AL has got a perfect voice for this type of music!

  • Gregory

    Love the orchestral arrangement. The vocals are fine, but lack the depth and warmth Sinatra brought to this classic.

  • Tyrone

    Call this Gershwin classic a “Frank Sinatra song” is like calling the National Anthem a “Whitney Houston ditty.” The orchestration is hideously out of control, overpowering a typically karaoke vocal. (in my humble opinion)

  • Ben W

    I love this version. Adam is a great influence for me, such a versatile voice! myspace.com/benwheatleys

  • Ashley

    His voice is a little…girly? for Frank Sinatra, but it works and this version is really great. But the Kills? I’m definitely going to go listen to that! I would be interested in hearing Amy Winehouse do Frank Sinatra..Hmmmm.

  • Phil

    Maroon 5 are my FAVE band on the planet. I love everything they touch. Saw this last night shortly after midnight and purchased immediately. With no new Maroon 5 material for over a year now, this gorgeous Frank cover has to hold me over til they release a new track. Ironically, my twin brother likes Frank, whereas I’ve always been kinda ehh, but I know he’ll be digging Adam & the boys’ version as well. I’d be interested to see if digital sales help this chart on the Billboard Hot 100 next week!

  • Marc

    Where is Maroon 5? All I hear is Adam, and there are way more qualified session players to play with this type of arrangement. Thumbs down. Frank is the original. If you’re going to cover his tune, do it in your own way or don’t do it at all.

  • laura

    Sexier than sexy!!! Love it!! Will buy it!!!

  • Jenny

    perfect

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