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Percy Sledge

'When A Man Loves A Woman'

Suck It, Bolton!

9/21/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Percy Sledge -- who rocketed to fame with "When a Man Loves a Woman" -- knows no one will ever record a better version of his 1966 hit ... not even himself.

And that goes for you Michael Bolton.

Sledge -- now 72 -- had one of the most played songs in history, but shockingly it's not lining his wallet.  Get this ... he gave his 2 bandmates writing credit as an act of kindness -- an act that has cost him untold millions.

Back to Bolton ... we gotta ask...


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JiLL1    

Ack! Michael Bolton's mullet is scary

306 days ago
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LDB    

no one can touch percy

305 days ago
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Barb    

OK, so Bolton's version was good too, but you gotta give props to the originator, whose recordng was, in fact, better.

305 days ago
4.

Azi    

Meanwhile back at the ranch, Timmy is unable to awaken grandpa Joe from his afternoon nap.

305 days ago
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Get back to work!    

There is no comparison. I remember when Michael Bolton's "version" came out. I wanted to tear my eardrums out and light them on fire.

305 days ago
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Get back to work!    

My cat yowling at the neighbor cat at 4 AM sounds better than Michael Bolton. And you know what? My cat's mullet is nicer too.

305 days ago
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MICHAEL DAYI    

I believe Percy Sledge sang it better but Michae Bolten has better instrumentation.

305 days ago
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Fleming    

Has Michael Bolton ever recorded anything original

305 days ago
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hotbitch    

Wow. What the hell was he thinking giving up the rights to that song?? Talking about an "act of kindness". Child, please. I'm getting my money first and foremost!

305 days ago
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namers    

Michael, I've never had an original song in my life and have made millions off you suckers.

305 days ago
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Derwood    

I used to kinda like Kelly and I've always hated Shavon (what a stupid name). Now I hate both of them because of their love for Michael Bolton and their hate for Erin Andrews, which I totally don't understand. Erin is very sweet and a much better person then Kelly or Shavon will ever hope to be.

305 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Percy Sledge...................He is sooo gorgeous

305 days ago
13.

Ray8    

A classic song from a classic performer that people will remember for decades to come!

305 days ago
14.

Bin    

A classic song from a classic performer

www.system-review.com

141 days ago

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