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Songs are remade all the time. Some songs beg to be remade while others should never be touched in any form again. The latter is due to a song being damn good or flat out horrible. For example Stevie Wonder’s work will always be the subject of reimagining while Al. B. Sure’s catalogue should be destroyed.
I caught a preview of HBO’s In Treatment, which deals with a psychiatrist who sees various patients throughout the week but ends up going to see his own shrink when all of the madness stops. During the commercial a woman’s husky voice is singing “Crazy” which was made famous by Gnarls Barkley. I thought to myself, “Self that’s sounds like a very interesting take on “Crazy”.” So I checked the Internet to see who sang this version of the song and I was lead to a Brit named Alice Russell. Russell has also remade The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army”.
Neither version is great but they are far from horrible. I will say that I do like this version of “Crazy” a lot. I’ve added them both so check them out.
Seven Nation Army–Alice Russell
If you tell me what are some of your favorite remakes and I’ll tell you mine. What songs would you like to get remade and by whom?
Vaya con Dios.