Oh, Wow!! Deja Vu!!
So I'm cruising the other day doing my normal channel surfing with the radio. I refuse to
have a cassette or CD player in my car because then you only listen to what you want to hear.
Hey - I like listening to the best and worst out there. Otherwise, I'd be out of a job.
Anyway - I'm cruising and listening and I hit this country station and heard something that
really upset me. One of the worst remakes I've ever heard - Sara Evans doing 'I Could Not Ask
For More'. As far as I'm concerned Edwin McCain did one hell of a job with the song. Why mess
After my stomach stopped doing flip-flops I changed channels and ended up on an oldies format.
I'll be damned if I didn't hear another bad remake - Pat Boone and his rendition of 'Ain't
That a Shame'. Not only did he ruin Fats Domino's song, he also charted higher than Fats. Ain't
that a shame?
Hey - by the time I stopped wretching and came to my senses I immediately hit seek and got an
AOR station. Of course I got sick again. Why? Sheryl Crow totally ruining 'Sweet Child o'
I had to turn the radio off so I could think everything through. How many remakes are out there?
And what's the best and worst? And can't these performers and entertainers be original?
Speaking of which - in the following lists I'm excluding all songs that sample other songs.
I'd have a list a mile long if I included all those songs in my best and worst remakes. So
for arguments sake - the lists will include rock, pop, soul and country. Are you ready?
Here they are in no particular order -
- T-R-O-U-B-L-E - Travis Tritt
- Soul Man - The Blues Brothers
- Come Together - Aerosmith
- Angel Of the Morning - Juice Newton
- Gloria - Patti Smith
- Leaving On a Jet Plane - Chantal Kreviazuk
- Heard It Through the Grapevine - Creedence Clearwater Revival
- Could It Be Magic - Donna Summer
- Help - Tina Turner
- My Way - Elvis Presley
- I've Just Seen a Face - Holly Cole
- A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker
- Satisfaction - Britney Spears
- The Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana
- I Don't Want To Miss a Thing - Mark Chesnutt
- We've Got Tonight - Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton
- I Could Not Ask For More - Sara Evans
- Sittin' On Top Of the World - LeAnn Rimes
- You Got It - Bonnie Raitt
- Can't Help Falling In Love - UB40
- Everybody's Talkin' - Glen Campbell
- California Girls - David Lee Roth
- Your Song - Rod Stewart
- Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Rod Stewart
Know one that should be on one of the lists?
Let me know...
- Satisfaction - Devo
- Piece Of My Heart - Faith Hill
- I Shot the Sheriff - Eric Clapton
- Sweet Child o' Mine - Cheryl Crow
- Wild Nights - John Mellencamp
- I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
- Dock Of the Bay - Michael Bolton
- Ain't That a Shame - Pat Boone
- Another Saturday Night - Cat Stevens
- Venus - Bananarama
- Leader Of the Pack - Twisted Sister
- Baby I Love Your Way - Will To Power
- Richard Blaine
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