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Like a Virgin

So JaiMahodara and I threw this cover together for the challenge last night. Last minute, and a little unrefined. But we had fun. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Jun 30, 2010 - 6 comments

Dang Me

Woke up this morning with a sore throat and my voice about an octave lower than usual so I figured it was time to record a cover of Roger Miller's despicable novelty hit that was #1 on the country charts the day I was born. Despicable because it's a song written from the perspective of a complete cunt. So I brought some self loathing to the table, along with the sore throat and my complete inability to play blues guitar.
posted by unSane on Jun 27, 2010 - 6 comments

Sugar, Sugar

On the day that I was born (in San Diego), the Archies' quintessential bubblegum pop song was a #1 hit (in England). This is a pretty straightforward version, although the guitars and bass and drums have all been replaced with marimbas and glockenspiels. [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Jun 25, 2010 - 14 comments

Maniac

A cover of the song from the Flashdance soundtrack for the #1 song challenge. [more inside]
posted by burnmp3s on Jun 13, 2010 - 3 comments

People Got to Be Free

Cover of The Rascals' song that was a Billboard #1 hit on the day I was born. With a bit of a nod to "The Model." [more inside]
posted by chococat on Jun 8, 2010 - 10 comments

Heart of Glass

A busy, silly, energetic million-things-going-on-at-once cover of the Blondie song that was #1 the day I was born. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jun 1, 2010 - 20 comments

Na Na, Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) [Steam cover]

If, at a meetup, bondcliff hadn't pointed out this month's music challenge to me, I might have covered this song eventually anyway.
But since it's this month's challenge, and since bondcliff and I were born on the same day/month/year (same city and same first and middle name, too), I decided, hey, why not do a nutty, rushed job on it instead so that it actually means something. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on May 31, 2010 - 6 comments

Two Tribes

by Frankie Goes To Hollywood [more inside]
posted by minifigs on May 27, 2010 - 1 comment

Heavenly Club

This song was #1* on the day I was born. [more inside]
posted by chococat on May 25, 2010 - 3 comments

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack cover)

umbú and I were born pretty close to each other, since this song was also #1 on the week I was born. For some reason, I pictured my version performed by some weird mix of Geinoh Yamashirogumi and Tokyo Jihen. [more inside]
posted by NemesisVex on May 23, 2010 - 4 comments

Physical

Completely fucked dance-noise cover of Olivia Newton-John's "Physical." Sincere apologies to my parents, who were big fans of her when this came out. [more inside]
posted by naju on May 21, 2010 - 3 comments

Africa (Dark Continent Mix)

Well, it's different. [more inside]
posted by ropeladder on May 20, 2010 - 4 comments

Son of My Father

This is a cover of the pop hit that was #1 on my birthday - for the MeFi Music Challenge. [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on May 15, 2010 - 6 comments

Apache

The Shadows classic - number one on the day I was born and given a lo-fi acoustic treatment, rather unsuccessfully
posted by Jonesisdying on May 11, 2010 - 5 comments

(Not) Missing You

Cortex and snsranch play music under me turning John Waite's "Missing You" into an angry phone call. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 10, 2010 - 8 comments

All Shook Up

Elvis Aaron's #1 hit single for May 25, 1957. My version clocks in at eight seconds longer than Mr. Presley's, and uses slightly different instrumentation: the marron glacé guitar, the one string double drum, a shekere/maraca and talking drum. And, um, I made a... *ahem* ... video for it, which, if I had an ounce of dignity, I never would've posted to YouTube or Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 7, 2010 - 24 comments

You Light Up My Nightmares

An Accidentally Terrifying cover of Debbie Boone's "You Light Up My Life", the number one hit song on the day I was born. Born under a bad song. [more inside]
posted by Kirk Grim on May 7, 2010 - 6 comments

The first time ever I saw your face

The Roberta Flack version of this song was #1 when I was born, but I decided instead to follow the lead of the Chi-Lites, a Chicago group that rivaled Philadelphia's Delphonics.
posted by umbú on May 6, 2010 - 16 comments

i remember you

frank ifield's version of this was number one on the day i was born. i have decided not to yodel on mine. [more inside]
posted by peterkins on May 3, 2010 - 9 comments

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