Cher is to pick an "old hit" to record on her new album.
Cher is no stranger to reviving an old hit song by somebody else and turning it into her own classic - 'The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)', 'Love Hurts' and 'The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore' are such examples - so it isn't hugely surprising that her record company is insisting on Cher doing the same again.
Cher revealed that her record company have asked her to "sing an old hit" for her new album. On Twitter, she wrote, "My record company wants me to sing an old hit! I'd like to do a song by a guy (like Bruce Springsteen) but a great song by a woman is wonderful!"
Now it seems that Cher is open to suggestions on what the song should be but her tweet indicates that a song originally sung by a male is her preference, with her naming Bruce Springsteen as someone who's back-catalogue she'd like to pick a song out of. It wouldn't be the first time; she put her own stamp on his 'Tougher Than The Rest' when she performed it live during her 'Heart of Stone Tour', circa 1990.
Another candidate to who's songs she may choose from is Bob Seger, who's hits 'Old Time Rock & Roll' and 'Fire Down Below' have been performed many times in multiple tours by Cher.
Now, I'm sure she wouldn't want to put a dance-spin on the "old hit" which she is yet to pick, so what was originally going to be a "hardcore dance" album is becoming more of a mixed-bag with every song she records - with at least three ballads already recorded for it and this new cover on the way, which is likely to be more rock-influenced if Cher gets her way.