Thursday, October 3, 2013

3 October 2013 - Atomic Kitten - The Tide Is High (with a twist at the end)

So, what do we do to follow yesterday's epic post?

Well, today is our 400th post.  And I could only think of one way to be truly epic for today.

Oooooookkkkkaaaaaaayyyy....... so why pick a British girl group who are seeming desecrating a Blondie classic?  Well, 1. I don't think they are desecrating it and 2. I have a story.  You see, "The Tide is High" - the Blondie version - is the first song that I remember being my favorite song.  I was 8. I couldn't have told you at the time what the song was about, really.  But I loved the island feel of the song.

This version of the song doesn't exactly have an island feel.  It does have three young women - one of them significantly pregnant - earnestly performing a song that was specially crafted to include girl harmonies and fun dance moves.



Disney Channel fans actually know this song already.  It was used in the opening credits of the Lizze McGuire Movie.  (Oh yeah.  We went there.)


Ready for the twist?

The Blondie version was a cover of a song by the Jamaican group The Paragons. So, really, Atomic Kitten was covering a cover. And the original was written to be sung by a man.

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