As a fan of music, and music videos, I applaud the decision by MTV to start a new channel that actually plays music videos instead of reality TV shows about teen moms, Snooki, random people forced to be roommates in different cities for no reason season after season, Rob Kardashian’s second cousin–or whatever other nonsense they’re making reality shows about today.
Music is universally good, and music videos are an art form that should be shared and enjoyed by all.
This post is also a bit of counter-programming now that the author of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY is putting out yet another sequel to a book that should never have been written (here’s my review/epic takedown of that literary monstrosity: The Red Pen of Doom impales FIFTY SHADES OF GREY). To celebrate music videos, here are the five greatest cover songs of all time, with the original artist versus their imposter in a battle royale.
Also: I have been crazy busy, which is a post for another day, but yes, I’m still breathing and will try to post more. Have missed it.
The Man Who Sold the World – original by David Bowie, cover by Nirvana
Twist and Shout – original by The Top Notes, cover by some band from Liverpool
I Will Always Love You – original by Dolly Parton (with special bonus, Burt Reynolds and his mustache!), cover by Whitney Houston (special bonus: Kevin Costner as a tough guy with zero mustache at all)
Nothing Compares to U – original by The Family (really, Prince), cover by Sinead O’Connor (because Prince said so)
Hurt – original by Nine Inch Nails vs cover by Johnny Cash
Or you could just have Ariana Grande cover everything by everybody.
What do you think? Vote in the poll or post a witty comment explaining how I’m musically wrong about everything musical.
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Here’s the fun context, Guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss9ygQqqL2Q
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Nah… you’re musically right on. And Ariana Grande is amazing. I never laughed so hard as when she and Jimmy Fallon did their contest of singing odd songs using famous singers’ voices.