Song of the day: Ten Masked Men – "Play That Funky Music"

June 3, 2012

When the soon-to-be-16-year-old in the household (Hi, Natalie!) played me a bunch of songs by British band Ten Masked Men the other day, I laughed out loud – and for a long time.

Here’s a selection of some of my favourites, along with the originals for comparison:

Ten Masked Men – “Play That Funky Music (1999)

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Wild Cherry – “Play That Funky Music (1976)

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Ten Masked Men – “When Will I Be Famous (2003)

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Bros – “When Will I Be Famous (1987)

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Ten Masked Men – “Don’t You Want Me (2003)

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The Human League – “Don’t You Want Me (1981)

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Ten Masked Men – “Goldfinger (2003)

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Shirley Bassey – “Goldfinger (1964)

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Ten Masked Men – “I Get Around (2003)

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The Beach Boys – “I Get Around (1964)

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Ten Masked Men – “New York, New York (2003)

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Frank Sinatra – “Theme From New York, New York (1979)

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It may be a one-joke concept, but I think that joke is hilarious.

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