Friday, March 02, 2007

Songs that should never be remade

I'm streaming Z100 from NYC at the moment - their new stuff is newer than our new stuff. Not that I know what new stuff is right now, as I usually only listen to the radio in my car during my work commute. My commute these days consists of stumbling downstairs into the office, so....I'm out of touch with the pop tunes.

Have you heard of Lumidee and/or Tony Sunshine? Yeah, me neither.

Well, some dipshit producer decided it was a good idea to remake Patrick Swayze's She's Like the Wind. You know, the really crappy song from Dirty Dancing? Yep, that one - it's been rerendered as hip-hop.


What are some other songs that should never, ever be remade?

I submit the following:

Afternoon Delight
The Starland Vocal Band

Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight
gonna grab some afternoon delight.
My motto's always been; when it's right, it's right.
Why wait until the middle of a cold dark night.
When everything's a little clearer in the light of day.
And you know the night is always gonna be there any way.

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Thinkin' of you's workin' up my appetite
looking forward to a little afternoon delight.
Rubbin' sticks and stones together makes the sparks ingite
and the thought of rubbin' you is getting so exciting.

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Started out this morning feeling so polite
I always though a fish could not be caught who wouldn't bite
But you've got some bait a waitin' and I think I might try nibbling
a little afternoon delight.

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Please be waiting for me baby when I come around.
We could make a lot of lovin' 'for the sun goes down.

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.


justacoolcat said...

Anything classical should never be touched by swedish metal bands.

Also, "Incense and Peppermint" should never be covered or redone.

justacoolcat said...

Oh, and you may want to listen to our local stream from 89.3 The Current. Good stuff.

Slave to the dogs said...

Incense and Peppermint? Not familiar with it but it sounds horrible.

Should Swedish metal bands even exist to begin with?

I'll check out The Current - thanks for the tip.

Malnurtured Snay said...

Patrick Swayze released an album? Are you shitting me?

Slave to the dogs said...

Not sure if there was an entire album, Snay, but there was definitely that song for the movie. Bleh. Worse than Bruce Willis singing.