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ladylove (ladylove)
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Post Number: 56
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 24.126.212.8
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 4:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know we have done this before, but it's always fun to read, plus there are some new folks to the board.
What remakes irritate you?

Mine are:
Ooh baby baby by Linda Rondstadt, also Tracks of my Tears
Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins
Twist and shout by the Beatles
Dancing in the Streets by the Rolling Stones..pass the barf bag!

On to Christmas.....

Jingle Bells by Barbra Streisand
Santa Claus is coming to town by Bruce Springsteen...pass the advil drip!!!!

..And who was the group or person that mangled my favorite song So in Love originally by the Tymes?
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SDF (handsome)
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Post Number: 543
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 170.118.158.14
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 4:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey LadyLove!

I'm not sure if Macy Gray recorded it, but I heard on her one time on a Christmas special mutilating Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas"..I was horrified, terrified..my hairs on my head were singed, my ears were hurting..I thought someone had scratched the blackboard!

One that comes to mind:

Amii Stewart/Knock on Wood
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ladylove (ladylove)
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Post Number: 57
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 4:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Handsome, what's up??

Oh yeah, everytime I hear Amii Stewart's version of Knock on Wood, I feel like someone is knocking on my poor head!!
And I am still wondering about the fascination with Macy Gray....it's a mystery..my 13 and 8 year old sound better when they are "pretending" to sing and play guitar, and you could imagine what THAT sounds like!!!:-)
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GEETEE(HPK) (geeteehpk)
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Post Number: 49
Registered: 9-2004
Posted From: 65.42.142.190
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 4:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Dock of the Bay",and "When a Man Loves a Woman"
both recorded by Michael Bolton. And he had the nerve to try and take credit for the Isley Brothers "Love is Such a Wonderful Thing".(got his butt in trouble and had to fork out some $$$)

I'm sure I can think of more,but that's all I can think of,for now.
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jrlo (jrlo)
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Post Number: 218
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 4:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

GEETEEHPK,
you took the words right out of my mouth! Michael Bolton's version of When a Man loves a Woman should be used to bribe terrorists!!
When that version came out, I thought the poor man needed some exlax or something!! HORRIBLE!!
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GEETEE(HPK) (geeteehpk)
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Post Number: 51
Registered: 9-2004
Posted From: 65.42.142.190
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 5:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think about the skit on "In Living Color", when Jim Carey played M.B. and his head exploded. (lol)
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jrlo (jrlo)
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Username: jrlo

Post Number: 219
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 24.126.212.8
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 5:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah!!! I LOVED THAT SKIT!!!!! :-) :-)
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Kev-Lo (7273747576)
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Post Number: 258
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 4.236.39.70
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 5:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi this is Kev-Lo I don't like certain songs done over again either.for instance in the 90's I don't remember what group it was but they did a remake of the Tymes So Much In Love.And I did not like it.I don't mean to sound prejudice but I feel the songs of the 60's and 70's should be left alone.That's just my opinion.
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ladylove (ladylove)
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Post Number: 58
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Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 5:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kev-Lo,

I like your opinion...amen and amen...

Yeah, I can't remember who re-did So Much in Love, I want to say Phil Collins, but I'm not sure. That's how memorable it was! Yecch!!!
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johneflat (johneflat)
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Post Number: 156
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 152.163.100.134
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 6:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

......hmmmmmm...I think it was Billy Joel who covered "So In Love". Another one was Mary J. Blige butchering CHAKA KHAN'S "SWEET THING"!
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Ralph Terrana (ralph)
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Username: ralph

Post Number: 714
Registered: 3-2004
Posted From: 209.240.205.63
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 7:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gee...This smacks of a touch of ERRGGH! Maybe throw in a little Dreck...Let the fun begin...You newcomers may not be familiar with the ERGGH era of the forum, but trust me, it can be fun.
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
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Username: juicefree20

Post Number: 2818
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 24.46.184.162
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 7:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ralph,

GIVE ME ERRGGHH. What are we up to now, the great-great-great grandson of ERRGGHH???

By the way, if memory serves me correctly, the version of So In Love that has caused many sleepless nights by you all was done by Madonna's protegees, U.N.V.
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ladylove (ladylove)
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Post Number: 59
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Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 7:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Juiceman!!! How are ya????

I missed you!!!!
:-)
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jrlo (jrlo)
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Username: jrlo

Post Number: 222
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 24.126.212.8
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 7:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Juice!!
What's uP? Have you been avoiding me??????

Thanks! I wondered too, who the hell messed up So in Love!!!! LOL!!!
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Robb_K (robb_k)
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Post Number: 630
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 66.81.180.109
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 7:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Rolling Stones singing "My Girl" is pretty disgusting. They weren't so good at Drifters' songs, either. That '80s remake of Billy Stewart's "I Do Love You" was pretty poor to. I didn't like the remake of The Marvelows' "I Do". There are thousands of lousy remakes. I don't have time to list them all. But one of the worst is Dora Hall (Chicago's queen of the vanity record labels)'s version of "I heard It Through The Grapevine". She makes Mrs. Miller sound as good as The Five Keys!
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~medusa~ (~medusa)
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Post Number: 861
Registered: 3-2004
Posted From: 68.251.226.116
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 8:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I realize they're pretty good friends and all, but I don't care for Mary J Bliges' remake of "A Natural Woman"
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Catdaddy (catdaddy)
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Post Number: 39
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.75.53.95
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 8:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mary J. dropped the ball on "Sweet Thing" as well.
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oldiesmusicfan (oldiesmusicfan)
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Post Number: 12
Registered: 9-2004
Posted From: 69.133.93.32
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 8:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi All! According to Billboard's Top Pop Hits, So Much In Love by the Tymes was remade by Timothy B. Schmit (never heard of him!) in 1982 reaching #59, and All-4-One in 1994 reaching #5.

My nominations - Some Kind Of Wonderful by the Soul Brothers Six (1967), remade by Grand Funk (1975) and also by Huey Lewis & The News (1994). Just One Look by Doris Troy (1963) remade by the Hollies (1964 & 1967)), Ann Murray (1974)and Linda Ronstadt (1979). Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing by Marvin & Tammi (1968)remade by Donny & Marie Osmond (1977). You Keep Me Hangin' On by the Supremes (1966)remade by Vanilla Fudge(1968).

I can't stand most remakes and I think it's because, when we grew up with a song, we consider it to be "ours" and don't want anyone tampering with those old, good memories!

Fan
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Chi Drummer (chidrummer)
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Post Number: 256
Registered: 5-2004
Posted From: 67.173.156.129
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 5:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Timothy B. Schmitt is the high tenor voice and bass player for The Eagles. He's also played with Linda Ronstadt, Steely Dan, James Taylor and quite a few others.

Speaking of Donny O., IMHO he should NEVER have remade Paul Anka's Puppy Love. It was done badly the first time. And to be fair, Michael Jackson should never have done Rockin' Robin. I can't stand either of these records. There's enough sugar in both these cuts to give you an instant case of diabetes.
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Morgan (leeway)
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Username: leeway

Post Number: 109
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 209.104.139.161
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 6:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

All of these comments are so funny, especially Handsome's Macy Gray comments...LOL!!!

All of Mary J. Bilge's remakes "sucks". I heard her singing "Got To Be Real" last week on my car radio and I almost drove into a telephone pole!

Then a few weeks prior to that (if i'm not mistaken, someone mentioned on this forum) I heard her singing Natalie Cole's "Our Love"? What's up with her people? Why won't someone tell her to cut it out.

Lay off the remakes Mary, you no sound to good.
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Steve (steve_litos)
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Post Number: 56
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 209.100.86.4
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 6:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Timothy B. Schmitt sings the lead on the Eagles hit song "I Can't Tell You Why". You know...the one that you might mistake for a female voice.
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roger (roger)
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Post Number: 187
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.35.87.17
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 5:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello everyone.

One remake that really used to make me cringe was the version of the BOB & EARL song "Harlem Shuffle" by ( I think ) DAVID BOWIE & MICK JAGGER.

The song became a huge hit in the U.K. in the '60s, and it was obviously a song that they liked, but it just sounded awful!!

And don't get me started on PAUL YOUNG's remake of "Tear Your Playhouse Down" .. ANN PEEBLES = 10/10 .. PAUL YOUNG = 0/10.

Roger
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Morgan (leeway)
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Post Number: 118
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.41.236.206
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 9:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Roger,

Yes, I have to agree with the Paul Young choice.

Twas pretty bad...

I wonder if he still records? I am a fan of his, I like his voice, "Come Back and Stay" and "Love For The Common People" (title?) were two songs I played a lot in the 80's..
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marilyn (marilyn)
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Username: marilyn

Post Number: 110
Registered: 8-2004
Posted From: 147.174.1.163
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 11:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

*Macy Gray's doing Marvin's Let's Get It On on Motown 45* Why oh why?

Marilyn

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