Sundays I like to go back and dredge up a blog you may have missed, and, also because it’s too freakin’ hot to write. So, from July 2010, a MisfitWisdom oldie but goodie, (literally) yet still very timely.
Being a golden oldie myself, having played Beatles records on the radio when they were first released, I think it’s time to re visit some of those gems and adapt them to people, places, things and society in general.
Here’s my take on how I’d rename some of those oldies.
Be Bop A Lula-Gene Vincent Be Bop A Ga Ga-Lady Ga Ga
Blinded By The Light-Manfred Mann Blinded By The Light-Laser Docs
Classical Gas-Mason Williams Classical Gas-The Senior Farts
Do You Know The Way To San Jose-Dionne Warwick
Do You Know The Way To San Jose My GPS Is Broken-(D W Remake)
Forty Miles Of Bad Road-Duane Eddy Forty Miles Of Bad Road-Tori Spelling
Frankenstein-Edgar Winter Group FrankenPurdue-Purdue Chickens
Good Vibrations-Beach Boys Good Vibrations-The Dildos
Jack & Diane-John Cougar Jack & Marilyn-The Kennedys
Laughing-Guess Who Laughing-Gov. Sanford’s Ex
Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet-Henry Mancini
Love Theme From Sandra & Jessie-Sandra Bullock
My Cup Runneth Over-Ed Ames My Cup Runneth Over-Charlie Sheen
No Matter What Shape Your Stomachs In-T-Bones
Reach Out & Touch Somebody’s Hand-Diana Ross
S.O.S-Abba S.O.S.-U. S. Congress
The Safety Dance-Men Without Hats The Safety Dance-The Trojans
Silence Is Golden-Tremeloes Silence Is Golden-Justice Ginsberg
Suspicious Minds-Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds-Nat. Enquirer
Talk Dirty to Me-Poison Talk Dirty to Me-Louis Black
Tell Laura I Love Her-Ray Peterson
Tell Laura I Love Her-George W. Bush
Theme From Close Encounters-John Williams
To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before-Willie Nelson & Julio Iglesias
To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before-Mick Jagger
Trouble Is My Middle Name-Bobby Vinton
Trouble Is My Middle Name-Justin Bieber
Wasted Days & Wasted Nights-Freddy Fender
Wasted Days & Wasted Nights-The New Fall TV Lineup Group
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On-Jerry Lee Lewis
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On-Shaker & The Detoxins
Can’t Buy Me Love-The Beatles Can’t Buy Me Love-The Hookers
Well, there ya have it. I’m sure many of you can come up with your own version of twists on songs to fit today’s uptight society.
My favorite is the one song at the very beginning of today’s blog recorded many eons ago by two guys in Massachusetts.
I think, however, the title says it all. At some point we “ALL” are as the song title indicates.
Everybody has one.
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