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Dec 6, 2010


A parachute is a device used to slow the motion of an object through an atmosphere by creating drag, or in the case of ram-air parachutes, aerodynamic lift. The word "parachute" comes from the French para, meaning "to prepare for" or "to protect against," originally from the Latin parare, and chute, the French word for "fall," and it was originally coined, as a hybrid word which meant literally "that which protects against a fall". - Wikipedia

Now you all may also be familiar with the song Parachute, sang by a British pop singer Cheryl Cole from the group Girls Aloud. Sassy, upbeat, with all the dancing lalala..

"I don't need a parachute. Baby, if I've got you. Baby, if I've got you... I don't need a parachute. You're gonna catch me. You're gonna catch if I fall... down, down, down."

Well, if you never heard of it, then go on and watch the video here.

Cheryl Cole - Parachute
From Youtube

Her voice character is not that strong, so as her dancing skill. But yeah, she's a pretty girl and the song suits her well.

But do you know that the song is co-written by the talented Ingrid Michaelson? This New York based indie pop singer/songwriter is one of my favourite musicians! She got great albums with great songs and great lyrics. You might recognize her music since some of her songs are played as tracks on ABC Grey's Anatomy series, which happens to be one of my fave series too.

Actually, i know the song Parachute first from Ingrid Michaelson. Then come along the Cheryl Cole upbeat version.

“It didn’t feel like something I could put out because it was so poppy, [so] we shipped it off for people to take a gander and see who would pick it up,” Michaelson says of the song, which eventually made its way to Cole’s camp. It took producer Dan Romer, who worked with Michaelson on Everybody, to convince Michaelson to record “Parachute” herself. -

Ingrid Michaelson - Parachute
From Youtube

Undoubtedly, Inggrid's voice is better (this is her fan talking). and the video is... different. and she does look different in every videos. However, i miss that geeky glasses of her, coz it's like her trademark!

But then again, she looks nice, just like one the comments in her youtube video from whawkeye1881:
"As a particle physicist and musician, I have to say . . . Ingrid Michaelson has just breached the limit of intellectual hotness."

So, which one do you like?


What say you?