If you’re old enough to remember when Extreme’s ballad More Than Words was released, you’ll know how huge it was. It was played everywhere and I’m not sure if there was a single person who didn’t love it – even our parents didn’t demand we switch if off when it came on the radio, which says a lot. It was perfect in its simplicity: just two guys, an acoustic guitar, a great melody and a whole lotta harmonising.
A truly great song isn’t really proven until it stands the test of time and this one from back in 1990 absolutely has. Even if you don’t remember it the first time ’round, you would have heard it at some point in you life… and I’ll bet you loved it too.
Just the other night, the judges on US series of The Voice: Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani gave More Than Words a crack and it was excellent. Even host Carson Daly got in on the action playing guitar. Kelly and John were clearly the stand-outs with their incred vocals, but it’s worth watching for the delicious little smirks between Blake and Gwen alone.
Just in case this has made you nostalgic for the OG, you can watch the gorgeous Gary and Nuno from Extreme nail it below…