So, I totally was off with the prompt for this week’s Twisted Mix Tape Tuesday (my whole week was off but whatevs.)
This week Kerri from Undiagnosed But Okay suggested the prompt. What are your favorite cover songs?
I will admit that I
am can be an original artist snob at times. I mean, your jam comes on but something is a little off. You listen for a bit anyways and realize that it’s a little slower, faster, something that is just not making your song not your song. And then the lyrics begin and it just seems… wrong.
I exaggerate. Cover songs aren’t all bad. Sometimes the remakes are, gasp…better!
The first time I heard this song was from my sister who saw it on an episode of Tosh.0. This song is pretty bad but Jimmy Fallon actually makes me want to ridicule it less and less.
This song is creepy enough but sung by the Belgien’s girl choir it’s downright haunting.
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
It wasn’t until I saw Jersey Boys that I realized that Lauryn Hill was not THE singer of this song. Her version flows and just sounds oh so right. The Four Seasons’ version is good but Lauryn’s version just does it for me.
I Say A Little Prayer
My sister tells this story: When my niece was younger she was supposed to be saying her prayers before going to bed. Pop clasped her hands together and uttered: The moment I wake up. Before I put on my makeup. I say a little prayer for you.
I love Dionne Warwick but she always seemed like someone for (at the time) older folks. But Aretha Franklin, honey, she was that stuff!
Baby Got Back
Nothing can replace Sir Mix-a-Lot but this version is so much fun. It got all the funk that Sisqo missed! (Kidding…this is a line from Undercover Brother!). This version is so silly but it’s chill and I like it.
What are your favorite covers?
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