Ironic Covers

i-ro-ny
a. the use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
b. an expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
c. a literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect.
d metal covers of gerry rafferty’s “baker street”.

cover #5: u can’t touch this

song: u can’t touch this cover band: stahlhammer original: mc hammer comments: stop. hammer time. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? mc hammer – u can’t touch this unfortunately, the stahlhammer version of u can’t touch this is unavailable on amazon. you are thereby forced to brave the brutal frontier that is the internet. lyrics: u can’t touch this u can’t touch this u can’t touch this u can’t touch this my my my…

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cover #4: crazy in love

song: crazy in love cover band: the magic numbers original: beyonce comments: why did i leave out jay-z’s parts in the lyrics? because there was some shit about chinchillas and being sprung and i quite frankly felt like an idiot typing it, so if you really want to know what he’s saying, go google it. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? beyonce – crazy in love amazon doesn’t have the magic numbers’ version of…

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cover #3: baker street

song: baker street cover band: carnival in coal original: gerry rafferty comments: so when you actually read/listen to the lyrics to this song, it’s really not that happy. however, i don’t think it’s quite as unhappy as the cover band makes it. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? gerry rafferty – baker street carnival in coal – baker street lyrics: winding your way down on baker street light in your head and dead on…

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cover #2: cry little sister

you have no idea how difficult it is to pick just one song per post, and to not immediately make 23,957,291,498 posts in one day listing all the cool cover songs at my disposal. even more difficult is trying to pick covers that are ironic. i could easily post limp bizkit’s cover of behind blue eyes, but they basically took the song and did it exactly like the original, so there’s not really anything fun about that. song: cry little…

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cover #1: livin’ la vida loca

song: livin’ la vida loca cover band: the toy dolls original: ricky martin comment: every. single. song. should have kazoos. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? the toy dolls – livin’ la vida loca ricky martin – livin’ la vida loca lyrics: she’s into superstitions black cats and voodoo dolls i feel a premonition that girl’s gonna make me fall she’s into new sensations new kicks in the candle light she’s got a new…

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