The second single cover remix for rock legends Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven is probably one of their best known tracks and one which constantly ranks highly on any 'Top 100 All Time...' list. The cover indicates that the heaven that awaits at the top of the stairway is lit by a spooky old guy with a candle for a lantern. The remix suggests that there is much more at the top of the stairway, in the form of a naked chick who is waiting for you to climb up to her. Heaven indeed!
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) was probably one of Whitney Houston's biggest hits. The upbeat mega pop song had an upbeat and cheesy 1980s style video and had a cover that offered a tempting view of Ms Houston who appears to be indicating that if you dance with her she will take her t-shirt off and maybe even lower her jeans. In the remix we see someone taking Ms Houston's lead but who has already taken her t-shirt off. Just the jeans to go then...
One of those songs whose guitar riffs lead most men of a certain age into bouts of air guitar playing. Had they seen the original cover of My Sharona, it might lead to other riffs. The cover (as you can see) shows Sharona who appears to be a hot 1970s babe in a tight fitting t-shirt and no bra (the nipples peeking through make it obvious) who is carrying a copy of The Knack album from which the song is taken, Get The Knack. The remix is just updated. A similar looking girl in a similar pose, but a 2010s outfit instead of a 1970s one...
This 1988 hip-hop classic has a title that is revving up the remixing engine here at AllBum.Art. Cars That Go Boom was probably the biggest hit of Miami duo L'Trimm. In true 1990s stylee, the cover shows the band on a psychedelic graffiti tag background. The remix shows exactly what you would expect, a hot car and a naked chick who is so revved up that she would make any engine go boom, bang and zizzle (is that a word?)
Don't Leave Me This Way was a 1977 disco hit for Thelma Houston (who ironically is from Mississippi and not Texas!) The cover of the single shows Ms Houston sitting huddled tightly in a white dress. It is evident that she does not want to be left that way. In the remix not much has changed except that Ms Houston has been replaced by a younger chick who is naked except for some white stockings and black high heels. It is strongly suspected that she doesn't want to be left that way either, partly as she could get cold, and also because she deserves to be taken somewhere (anywhere...)
According to this 1981 single from German electronic popsters Kraftwerk, "She's a model and she's looking good". At least that is how the opening line of their single The Model goes. But just who is this model, and why is she looking so good? The original cover offers no insight unless the model in question is a model of computer (which it could have been). The remixed cover shows a suitable model, looking good. I'd like to take her home, that's understood...
Some songs, like this rock-steady reggae song from the 1970s are just begging for a remix. Fattie Bum-Bum was apparently Britain's biggest reggae hit - that's probably not saying much. What is also not saying much is the cover of the single, not until we at AllBum.Art remixed it to show the bubble butt babe that Carl Malcolm was almost certainly singing about. And if he wasn't, he should have been!
Let us go and Hasten Down The Wind with Linda Ronstadt. To do this, according to the vague instructions on the original album cover, we need to find a babe whose nipples are highly visible through her off-the-shoulder dress, standing near the sea shore. Or take the remix where there is a babe whose nipples are now clearly visible as her see-through dress appears to have blown off in the wind that his hastening down her torso. Tree!
Whilst we are on the subject of remixes of British rock legends, here's a counterpoint from the 'Mod' generation band The Jam. Going Underground was one of their biggest hits but the cover of the single doesn't indicate who or what it is that is going underground. It turns out (as the remix shows) that it is some shy babe who is going underground (on the subway to you and me) and for some reason she has forgotten all her clothes, except for her overcoat. How apt!
"Ever since I was a young boy, I played the silver ball" is the opening line of this 1969 song from rock legends The Who. Now we are led to believe that this is because the person concerned is a Pinball Wizard, but the remix of the single cover artwork offers an alternative suggestion: that the balls being played with might have had other motives than the purely pin in nature. This pinup of a chick is bound to get many young boy's balls played with!