Musical coincidences # 397

June 10, 2013

My friend Arkansas Allen supplied this coincidence. Thanks, AA!

When Tom Jones performed a cover version of the Arctic Monkeys‘ “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor“, it looks like he decided to use another song to do it.

First up, here’s a bit of the Arctic Monkeys song:

Arctic Monkeys – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2006) (excerpt)

And here’s how Tom Jones interpreted it:

Tom Jones – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2007) (excerpt)

Allen reckons the inspiration for Tom’s version came from…

Eddie Floyd – “Big Bird” (1968) (excerpt)

I’m inclined to agree.

Here are the full versions:

Arctic Monkeys – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2006)

Tom Jones – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2007)

Eddie Floyd – “Big Bird” (1968)

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Musical coincidences # 148

November 21, 2011

Here’s another coincidence suggested by Mr. Fabulous (aka Dr. Keats), who says:

“Fastball have slowed down the verse, but the progression and melody linger on…”

They sure do:

Tom Jones – “Delilah (1968)

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Fastball – “The Way (1998)

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Thanks, Mr. Fabulous!


Musical coincidences # 142

November 9, 2011

Today’s coincidence comes to you courtesy of my friend Mr. Fabulous (although he prefers to be called Dr. Keats). The good doctor says:

Fastball have slowed down the verse, but the progression and melody linger on…”

They sure do:

Fastball – “The Way (1998)

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Tom Jones – “Delilah (1968)

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Song of the day: Ashton, Gardner and Dyke – "Resurrection Shuffle"

July 21, 2010

Yesterday’s song was a cover of “He’s Gonna Step On You Again” (thanks for the suggestion, Googs!). The original version was recorded in 1971, and hearing it again got me in the mood for another track from that year:

Ashton, Gardner and Dyke – “Resurrection Shuffle” (1971)

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I like 1971.

There are plenty of covers versions of this splendid little ditty. In amongst the squillions of very ordinary ones I listened to for this post (oh, the sacrifice!), I did manage to find a few interesting ones.

Firstly, there’s an Australian version. Jimmy Barnes teamed up with fellow Australian band, The Living End, on Jimmy’s duets album Double Happiness (2005) and recorded a fairly frisky version:

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Next up, we have Tom Jones belting it out as only Tom Jones can:

Tom Jones – “Resurrection Shuffle” (1971)

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Moving further afield, here’s Slovak big band dude Braňo Hronec & His Orchestra:

Braňo Hronec & His Orchestra – “Resurrection Shuffle” (1972)

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And finally, my favourite cover version of the song. It’s by Troy Torino, a metal band from The Netherlands:

Troy Torino – “Resurrection Shuffle” (2008)

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Excellent.


Song of the day: Tom Jones – "Promise Her Anything"

June 21, 2010

My friend Frank (Hi, Frank!) suggested today’s song. It’s sung by one of Frank’s favourite singers and written by one of Frank’s favourite songwriters. The song is “Promise Her Anything” – it’s sung by Tom Jones, and was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. That sounds like a mighty fabulous combination to me:

Tom Jones – “Promise Her Anything” (1966)

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As a bonus (I think), Frank also suggested the following:

Tom Jones – “Coca Cola Commercial” (1965)

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Yep, people will do almost anything for money.

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