And with that I don't mean that they perform the man in Black's music. No, to do a "Johnny Cash" is to make an epic epitaph of a song, very much like Cash did with "Hurt" First up, here's Dutch singer Ramses Shaffy, who in the late seventies scored a massive hit with a translation of the French Chanson "Vivre" (Living) re-titled "Laat me" (Let me), the original 1978 version of that song, very much like the original French version is very overblown production-wise. But in 2005, Shaffy guested on a cover of the song which combined the original French lyrics with the Dutch ones, the production of the song was stripped back to the bare minimum, which made the power of the lyrics shine through even harder. Shaffy wasn't in the best of health, the recording turned out to be his very last. But boy, even if you don't understand what he is singing, it's impossible not to get goosebumps with how he delivers it.