What better way to begin than with a cover of a song originally featured in the classic film Girls Just Want to Have Fun? I miss that version of Sarah Jessica Parker.
Apparently this gal was a Canadian Idol contestant. Sounds better than most American Idol contestants, methinks.
I'm not afraid of clowns, in fact I quite enjoy even the most frightening clown imagery. If I were afraid of clowns, however, this version would definitely exacerbate my phobia.
I've never had nuthin' but love for A3000 and MHC.
These guys were regulars on Dick Clark's TV show Where The Action Is! in the '60s. Apparently.
This song was always salacious, but is even more so in the wake of Glitter's more recent fates, no? This version sounds like something to which I'd have made out with a stranger in those bed-like things on the second floor of Medusa's in the early '90s (not to be confused with what passes for Medusa's today). Not that I'd have ever really done such a thing. Nope. Not me. Never.
God, I hate '90s radio rock. At least this version's existence amuses me.
This song is really popular with the Italians, and I approve.
Thanks, as always, to the awesome Indiana-based and -focused Musical Family Tree.
Normally I'd scoff and forward right past a track like this when it hits, but it came just as my pretty hipster neighbors were in the middle of their approximately 4,956th loud-ass argument, and I have to admit it cheered me up a bit.
The spoken intro cracks me up.
Spanish electonric awesomeness from their downloadable Synthetic Pop Covers from the European Space Agency LP.
Another Indiana fave. And, no, Otis Redding wasn't the original performer. I Googled it and everything!
If I didn't already sort of hate U2, I might now.
Richard and Linda's boy sure can cover a song, I swear.
Before J.J. Cale's wrote songs for Clapton, he did stuff like this.