Here is “When a Man Loves a Woman” sung (pretty well) by someone in the Chinese version of “The Voice”:
OK, fine, but there will never be anything like the original:
Hearkening back to our discussions of first person vs. third person: notice how the song starts out in the third person, and then abruptly changes into the first person, and suddenly becomes infinitely more powerful. Percy isn’t talking in generalities now; he is talking about himself. And therefore he’s talking about each of us.