Walking on Sunshine

February 6, 2013 2:03 PM

In which I attempt to take the insufferable happiness of this song down a peg.

For this months "major-to-minor" challenge.

posted by chococat (18 comments total) 55 users marked this as a favorite

Wow, you just went right for the jugular with this one, didn't you. Outstanding transformation!
posted by TwoWordReview at 3:08 PM on February 6, 2013

Well done, sir!
posted by mubba at 4:59 PM on February 6, 2013

God damn, man.
posted by cortex at 5:39 PM on February 6, 2013 [2 favorites]

now all you have to do is do a zombies song in the style of katrina and the waves and the circle will be complete

very good
posted by pyramid termite at 5:48 PM on February 6, 2013 [1 favorite]

Yes yes pyramid that is an *excellent* idea LET'S DO A ZOMBIES CHALLENGE GUYS

Also chococat this is really great in a lot of ways. Love that greasy organ stuff.
posted by Doleful Creature at 10:20 PM on February 6, 2013

yikes, this is excellent.
posted by dubold at 2:29 AM on February 7, 2013

Yeah, this is pretty much perfect. The bits all fit together so well, sort of nudged along by the bass, and it's just so mournful. For some reason, the tambourine really did it for me. That I can't explain.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:58 AM on February 7, 2013

I...I...well, ahem. That was sublime. I feel a little dazed.
posted by awesomiste at 8:57 PM on February 8, 2013

Part of why this is really awesome is that you get distracted from the natural impulse to laugh at the uncanniness of the transformation by how pretty this sounds. Most excellent.
posted by invitapriore at 9:53 AM on February 11, 2013

This is amazing.
posted by piyushnz at 10:31 AM on February 12, 2013

Love it. This style of cover/challenge is always a great way for lyrics to attain a new profundity, like the verse that ends with "I want you to stay."
posted by Corduroy at 5:51 AM on February 14, 2013

This is so, so great.
posted by jessypie at 4:42 PM on February 16, 2013

This is just epically, larger-than-life good.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:55 AM on February 20, 2013

This is really, really nice. Thank you.
posted by Lexica at 9:11 PM on March 2, 2013

Well played, sir.
posted by not_on_display at 1:28 AM on March 3, 2013

I have always HATED this song. HATED it. You have performed alchemy once again, good sir.
posted by maudlin at 10:32 AM on March 4, 2013

Outstanding! Love how you end the chorus with "gooooooooood."
posted by edlundart at 10:45 PM on March 8, 2013

So, so great. All of it is right on, but my favorite part is the against the grain triplet phrasing of "Walk-ing-on..."
posted by umbĂș at 8:06 PM on March 13, 2013

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