Janis Joplin

"Don't you know when you're loving anybody, baby,
You're taking a gamble on a little sorrow,
But then who cares, baby,
Cause we may not be here tomorrow, no"
- From Get It While You Can

Read all the lyrics to Janis' Greatest Hits

Go to the Official Janis Joplin website

My Opinions and Recommendations

Janis is the first lady of women in rock. She lived a wild and crazy life and you can hear all of her scars and battles in her voice. She is amazing, and if you haven't ever listened to her, I urge you to pick up a CD and give it a try. I promise that you will not be disappointed. I have her Greatest Hits CD, and I need to get more. Off the Greatest Hits, the best of the best are Me and Bobby McGee and Mercedes Benz.

If you are already a fan of Janis, and you want to hear more like her, it is hard to compare. There are a few that may be worthy. Beth Hart is able to rock with her voice in a way that comes close to Janis'. Beth once played Janis in a musical about Janis' life. Secondly, my mother once said that she thinks that LeAnn Rimes does a version of Bobby McGee that comes close (although still doesn't hit the mark) to what Janis did with that song. Finally, you should try a classic of a different genre (but just as legendary), Aretha Franklin. It is hard to compare to the amazing sound that Janis produced.

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