The Singer or the Song?

It’s an age old debate: the singer or the song. Is a song special or does a performer make it special? Taking this a step further, is a gospel song sanctified because it contains its own magic or is it the musician that makes it sanctified.

No one would dispute Mavis Staples singing “I’ll Take You There” is sacred music. Gospel, straight up.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l64Bte5ygvM[/youtube]

What about Spirtualized’s version of “Oh Happy Day”?

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF9MLh13EwE[/youtube]

Thoughts? Comments?