OK…..it’s far from an original idea, and it’s been done to great effect on a few other fabulous blogs (yes, I am looking directly at you Charity Chic), but it’ll be an occasional feature to help out when I’m struggling for something meaningful to say or don’t have much spare time on my hands.
What I am going to try and do, however, is to make each offering something of a contrast between the two versions.
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” is a song by English rock band Arctic Monkeys. The song was released through Domino Recording Company as the band’s first single from their debut studio album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006). It debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart on 23 October 2005, and remains one of the band’s best-known songs.
Arctic Monkeys performed the track at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The song was ranked at number 7 on NME’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
mp3: I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
From all music:-
Multi-ethnic U.K. trio Sugababes jumped aboard the teen pop bandwagon prior to the new millennium and exuded their own sassy demeanor without the frivolity of most mainstream acts. Siobhan Donaghy, Keisha Buchanan, and Mutya Buena were barely in their teens when they formed in 1998, sharing a liking of garage, hip-hop, and dance music.
By 2006, Sugababes were already on their third line-up, with only Keisha Buchanan around from the original days. All through their career, the group’s members have written, or at least partly-written, much of their own material, as was the case with Red Dress, a #4 hit in the UK singles chart that year. The b-side was their nod to the newest sensations to hit the indie-world:-
mp3: I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (Arctic Babes Mix)
The result from the Villain Towers adjudicating panel?
A win for the cover, on the basis that it was delivered with equal lashings of panache and humour.
This verdict can, should you choose, be overturned on appeal via the comments section……
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Continuing the Sugababes theme, Saw Doctors do a very fine cover of About You Now – another win for the cover version
Whilst I’m relatively ambivalent on this one I still think the real genius of the Sugababes was the sample of Gary Numan’s ‘Are Freinds Electric’ on Freak Like Me. I do think that is one of the most successful uses of a sample applied to any song – genius!
Have to say I’ve always had a fondness for the Sugababes’ version.
Are we then going to compare Arctic Monkey’s version of Love Machine with the original by Girls Aloud?
I’m with Mike. Not a Humanoid, but the riff is superb. Putting it into a pop song like “Freak Like Me” – genius.
As to which is the better version of “IBTYLGOTD” (Friday-been drinking, no way I’m attempting to type THAT), Sugababes by a whisker?
I am human ( not Dancer).