Schitt's Creek: These takes on Noah Reid's The Best cover are simply the best
For fans of Schitt's Creek, the moment in Open Mic (Season 4, Episode 6), when Patrick (Noah Reid) delivered a heart-warming serenade of The Best to his partner David (Dan Levy) is truly an iconic one.
The rendition of Bonnie Tyler's 1988 song The Best (popularised by Tina Turner), Reid's version hit the #1 spot on the iTunes Canada Soundtrack chart in February 2018. Since then, fans have not only been listening to the song on repeat (with 6,000,000+ streams on Spotify alone), they've also been recording their own versions.
Here are a few delightful renditions in the style of Noah Reid's version by Schitt's Creek fans who truly believe that the show is "simply the best."
Isabeau Waia'u Walker - a music artist from Oregon, USA, who connects with global audiences over music on themes of love, pain and experience; delivers a stellar performance of the song, which she follows by sharing her thoughts on how much she enjoys watching Schitt's Creek.
Collaborating with Katie on the keyboard; Toronto-based guitarist, vocalist and record producer Al Rowe posted this cover of the song on the day of the Schitt's Creek series finale.
Adding a folksy twist to the song is Mischa — a singer-songwriter who recreates love songs with folk music from Cape Town, South Africa. She retains the song's soulful vibe along with an ensemble of a violin, harp and drums in a live performance.
While not a cover, a dance choreographer Derek Mitchell who specialises in street jazz and contemporary jazz has choreographed contemporary dance movements that complement the lyrics and soothing tone of Noah's song, beautifully executed through a performance in a dance studio.
Like every hit song, this one has a fascinating backstory of how it came together on Schitt's Creek. Watch this Behind the Episode video in which Dan Levy and Noah Reid share the story of how the song was conceptualized and executed, leading to its smashing success.
For those who'd like to create their own version of the song, here's a YouTube tutorial that teaches you how to play the tune of the song on the guitar à la Noah, along with the flexibility to add your own flair.