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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Songs That Should Never Be Remade

I'm only 34, but I'm now of the opinion that this current age of Music shall someday forever be known as the Karaoke Age in Popular Music.

In honor of this momentous realization, I have to give my personal list of "Songs That Should Never Be Allowed to Be Remade."

The following songs are, from now on, officially off-limits to any TeenAngst Bands (or Royal Philharmonic Orchestras for that matter), forever. No exceptions. None.

1. Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
4. Every Breath You Take - The Police
5. Devil Went Down To Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
6. Bad To The Bone - George Thorogood
7. Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
8. Hotel California - Eagles
9. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
10. Moondance - Van Morrison
11. Dreamweaver - Gary Wright
12. The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
13. With or Without You - U2
14. Shooting Star - Bad Company
15. More Than a Feeling - Boston

Now, I'm not biased to just my generation of music. To be fair, I truly hope that the next generation will leave these sacred, new Jessica Simpson and American Idol Finalist songs well enough alone. You know that The Music Machine has hit rock bottom when someone remakes a remake of a remake. You know that a culture has lost its history when it consumes recycled material as new. Besides, no Jessica Simpson or American Idol Finalist song should EVER be remade.

Heed this wisdom, youthful warriors: Respect your elders, Leave Pink Floyd alone.

2 comments:

havsumhope said...

so.. man... not one person has a single song that they'd hate to see get remade by some American Idol Finalist?

oh my. when the world's this quiet, I know i've strayed far...

:)

emawkc said...

Well... What abot 1999 by the artist formerly known as Prince (who has a career formerly known as promising).