Tracy Chapman's "Give Me One Reason" has never lacked grit or soul so it seems only natural that Kelly Clarkson—with just the perfect amount of roughness in her voice—would transform the song into a blues number that would feel right at home at your local county fair.


Hand me a beer and a funnel cake. This cover makes me want to slow jam alongside a motorcycle gang in a concrete lot.

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"Give Me One Reason" is a blues song, as a bulk of Tracy Chapman's work draws upon black roots music. Kelly Clarkson didn't "transform the song into a blues number."