This was originally recorded by Snow Patrol. It was included on their 2004 Final Straw album and its single release reached #5 in the UK.
Lewis originally sung this song during a session recorded for BBC 1's Live Lounge on October 31, 2007. A year later she recorded a studio version for a deluxe edition of her Spirit album. After an emotional interpretation by the singer on the X-Factor TV program provoked an ecstatic public reaction, there was a massive outcry for it to be issued as a single. Lewis' record company heeded the demands and it swiftly became the UK's fastest ever selling digital-only release with 133,000 downloads in its first seven days.
Snow Patrol singer and chief songwriter Gary Lightbody said of Lewis' version in the Daily Record: "She obviously studied the song and thought long and hard about how to interpret it. She's stripped it to its bare core. I think she sounds absolutely phenomenal."
It really was so easy for Linda Ronstadt to score a hit with her Buddy Holly cover of "It's So Easy." She would sometimes change the lyric to: "It's so easy to have a hit, all you have to do is recycle it."
Kacey Musgraves originally offered "Follow Your Arrow" to her friend Katy Perry. However, Perry thought Musgraves should record the song herself as it seemed, "like something that you would totally say."
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."