How to Do a Cover Version

It’s been quite a while since I did one of these, so I’ll keep today’s lesson very simple.

Camp it up.

As a case study, here’s the original:


Nelly – Hot in Herre

And here’s the cover version:


Tiga – Hot in Herre

Which I’m sure you’ll all agree, is way better.

It’s certainly an improvement on this lot’s effort, mercifully restricted to the end of an horrifically ineptly performed medley of rap tunes:

Thank God that clip stops after 47 seconds…

Anyway, back to the Tiga version, and there can be little doubt that having Scissor Sisters (remember when they were a thing…?) main man Jake Shears on vocals adds to the campness of the version.

And Scissor Sisters were not shy of the odd cover version themselves, of course:


Scissor Sisters – Comfortably Numb

Which you have to admit is an improvement on gloomy old Pink Floyd’s original version:


Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb

Which is a fairly bleak note to finish on.

So here’s the other Floyd, the Muppet one, and The Electric Mayhem with a cover all of their own:

More soon.

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6 thoughts on “How to Do a Cover Version”

  1. I like the original of Comfortably Numb, then again, I love Animals, The Wall and The Final Cut and can be quite a miserable get myself.

    Marvin Gaye’s version of Sunny is the one for me.

  2. Very funny and on the day we hear that the voice of Kermit has been “replaced”. Glad that other clip stopped at 47 seconds too – I was getting nervous.

  3. Forty-seven disturbing seconds, to be sure. I’m another one that has your back on the Muppets. Watched them doing Bohemian Rhapsody earlier this week. They found a brilliant way of incorporating Animal to get around singing about murder.

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