Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sing, Sing a Song Saturday

I started nine weeks ago doing what I call Sing, Sing a Song Saturday.  I'm going to post one song on Saturdays that the boys or I like. I'll see how long I can keep it up.

The song may be part of a movie, a kid's video or just a song we like. It may or may not include words. I'll try and include why we like it and/or the history of the song/singer.

This week my sister Terra inspired me for this post. She said that her boys, my nephews are addicted to the ballad of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space) by: They Might Be Giants. She was trying to let them know that, that song was not the original. It annoyed her that they redid the song. She had them watch the Disney version of Davy Crockett to see what Davy Crockett was like.

Does it annoy you when a song is redone? I actually don't mind when it's redone and it sounds totally different. I just don't like it when people rip off a song to sound practically the same as the old one. In my head I'm thinking, "What's the point?" Songs are redone all the time. So are other forms of art. It's one thing to be inspired and another to out right copy.

Here's the original version of the Ballad of Davy Crockett:


Here's the Ballad of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space): 

Which version do you like better?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool! I really don't mind when a song is redone as long as it's something I still want to listen to :) Sometimes when singing the new version I get confused, whcih in turn confuses my daughter, and start singing the words from the old version! When they are more similar to one another I have been able to sing along with them which impresses my youngest son (19) that I know the words to one of his songs. I didn't get it at first but once I knew he never heard of the original I blew being cool by showing him the original. haha.


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