Song of the day: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – "I’ll Be There"

September 24, 2011

Have you always wanted to hear The Jackson 5‘s “I’ll Be There” played as if it was The Cars‘ “Just What I Needed“? Yep, me too.

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – “I’ll Be There (2003)


The first time I heard it I was grinning throughout, but I laughed out loud when they started shouting “Hey!”.

Here are the originals for an instructive comparison on how you can merge two unbelievably unrelated songs:

The Jackson 5 – “I’ll Be There (1970)


The Cars – “Just What I Needed (1978)