Saturday, June 6, 2009

Cover me

As soon as I saw the first cover meme post pop up, I thought of this song... but couldn't use it.

It's not a good cover, because it's horribly naff.

But it's not a bad cover, because it's deliberately naff.

It's a kind of genius, actually.

So here's my pick for "most deliberately cheesy and naff cover version", although Arlenna's picks give it a run for its money.

11 comments:

  1. Ok, that was actually pretty damned funny. It's the sort of thing my mother likes to listen to!

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  2. See! Ridiculous, cheesetastic cover songs are awesome. They're like the consummate joke: getting something totally unexpected out of a familiar thing.

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  3. Arlenna, there's a very big difference between cheesetastic and bizarre-yet-totally-wrong cover songs :)

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  4. Bob, Wonderwall came out my first year of undergrad, closely followed by this version. Many happy memories of dancing and singing along to both versions at the Student Union.

    PiT, for real?!

    Arlenna, there are indeed different kinds of cheesy!

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  5. Yup - easy listening is Mum's style. She, ummm, used to have a thing for James Galway too. Sad. So very, very sad.

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  6. HA! Makes my Dad's love of Dire Straits seem quite respectable!

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  7. Oh! Oh! I have a great one for this. If exams don't destroy my will to live, I'll put up a good one!!

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  8. Look forward to it! Hope all is going well!

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  9. OMG! I completely forgot about this cover. It is awful, but in a good way.

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  10. he did a few other songs, but this is definitely the biggest and most memorable one!

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