Someone Like You - Van Morrison or Adele?

Who sings Someone Like You – and which version of the song – is best – Adele, Van Morrison, or one of the other 10 versions and artists here? Some song titles express such universal themes that more than one creative genius and musical genre, is needed to fully express them. 

English pop singer Adele sings her mega-hit ballad, Someone Like You in 2011, written by Adele and Dan Wilson 

Baby boomers will remember Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison singing his song Someone Like You.

And some lesser known songs also titled Someone Like You from artists and genres, from 1947 to 2014.:

Someone Like You (1986), by American disco and soul singer-songwriter Sylvester; an 80’s disco tune that baby boomers might recall


Someone Like You (1989) by Bang Tango, an American rock/alternative group – this is a rock tune that will remind baby boomers of Billy Idol


Someone Like You (2001), lyrics and music by English rock band New Order 


Someone Like You (1947), lyrics and sung by Doris Day – a big band tune more likely to be recognized by seniors

Someone Like You (2008), written and performed by American pop-rock band Safetysuit

Someone Like You (1983) – The Michael Stanley Band (M.S.B.), and American rock group more popular with baby boomers in the 1970’s and 1980’s

Someone Like You from the Broadway musical Jekyll and Hyde (1990), music and lyrics by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse, sung by Coleen Sexton

Someone Like You (2014), an acoustic ballad written by Paolo Nutini and Dan Castelar of the Scottish band Paolo Nutini and the Vipers

Which version is the best will likely depend on whether you’re a senior citizen, baby boomer, zoomer, generation x or other, and what genre of music you prefer. What’s your pick?

Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & writer Anita Hamilton's articles are inspired by real historical events, places, and people. Her travel experiences, a lifelong keen interest in history, art, vintage music, books, silent films, classic movies, "golden age" television shows, fashion, & entertainment in general - combined with years of research - make her a subject matter expert with acquired knowledge & expertise on these topics. This, and a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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