If you told me a week ago that this classic, sing-along anthem from John Denver could ever be retooled into something creepy, I'd have said you're nuttier than a Payday bar. But that was before I heard this haunting rendition.
Indie country artist Brandi Carlile slowed the tune to a crawl and gave her voice a hint of echo for this new version, which was shot for an equally creepy television series. Images from CBS's "Clarice" are used in this video. (Yes, as in, "Well, Clarice, have the lambs stopped screaming.") While the TV tie-in makes it feel a bit commercial, I personally don't think it detracts from the song's power.