By Joseph Brannigan Lynch
Updated March 09, 2011 at 08:53 PM EST
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The Wide World of Web is buzzing today with talk about Gwyneth Paltrow’s version of Fleetwood Mac’s classic 1975 ballad “Landslide,” from her second guest spot on Glee last night.

Even those who think Gwyneth should have been headed off at the pass before making Country Strong were knocked out by the Oscar-winning actress’ quiet, subdued version of the Stevie Nicks ballad.

Like a great many songs from the classic rock era, “Landslide” has been covered countless times—by the Dixie Chicks, the Smashing Pumpkins, Stacey Kent, and now Glee—but in a strange turn of fate, none of these versions suck. In fact, most of them are quite good: not necessarily inventive, but they all successfully capture the solitary wistfulness in the White-Winged Dove’s original.

Which cover of Stevie Nicks’ “Landslide” makes your eyes the mistiest? Listen to them here and take our poll at the bottom!

(And to read the story of Stevie’s original inspiration for the song, check out her 2009 interview with EW).

Glee Cast featuring Gwyneth Paltrow performs “Landslide”:

Dixie Chicks perform “Landslide”:

Smashing Pumpkins perform “Landslide”:

Stacey Kent performs “Landslide”:

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