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Monday, March 19, 2018

80s SONGS COVERED YEARS LATER

COVER TO COVER - GENIUS OF LOVE


In 1981 the Tom Tom Club had some great success, especially in the dance scene, with their song "Genius of Love" which was a number one hit on the dance charts!




TOM TOM CLUB


This would have been a great show eh?
The song is catchy! To me it is timeless. You don't hear it and say, 'oh ya, it has that 80s sound'. No, you wouldn't say that. You might say, 'kinda disco', but, again it's hard to label. Which makes it timeless. Which I guess is why 25 years after it was first released a big star did a remake of it.

Mariah Carey and Old Dirty Bastard (aka ODB) remix the song using samples from Genius of Love. Not to be too much of a Dad joke, but, they totally bastardized (in an old dirty way) the song, haha. Oh well, just shows how great the music of the 80s really was. That it is still hip and hoppin' with the kids of today.




Old dirty bastard

The song was also used in a couple of commercials and lately in the movie Anchorman Two. So, that just tells you how cool the song really is!





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Tom Tom Club released a live CD recently

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