Firstly a note about apostrophes. Dexys Midnight Runners doesn't have one. This raises the question of whether the midnight runners belong to dexy, or whether dexys is an adjective of its own. Either way, the original single front cover artwork for Show Me doesn't really show anything. But don't fret, the remix resolves this as we find a babe who is showing you, and anyone else who'll watch what is not that well hidden behind her see-through dress. Don't!
Let It Rain. It's an easy enough instruction from Eliza Doolittle. That being said, on the original single front cover artwork, it simply isn't raining. This is evident as a babe is sitting in the driver's seat of a car with the roof off and she isn't in the slightest bit damp. On the remix we find a babe who for some reason is crawling along the floor, but it is pelting it down with liquid precipitation. It is to be hoped that this is rain, as if she is being soaked in hydrochloric acid she has more problems than her apparent nakedness and needs to cover herself up as soon as possible. Chemistry!
How are you feelin'? According to Jennifer Lopez, she ain't Feelin' So Good. Is this because on the original single front cover artwork, she is all in yellow? Yellow isn't exactly the least queasy of colors, so maybe having had to be exposed to it for the picture to be taken is what is making her feel so off-color. On the remix we have taken a different tack on what feelin' good might be like, as a guy is finding out how the boobs of a busty babe might feel. Oh, and just for good measure, its also all in yellow. Jaundice!
Whip My Hair (Back And Forth) is described by Urban Dictionary as an example of how humanity has failed. Maybe this is down to the original single cover artwork by Willow which shows nothing other than the young Mr Smith flailing his hair here and there. On the remix is a far better rendition of the same idea, with a busty babe whipping her hair about in a waterfall. Perhaps the remixed cover art might have helped save humanity. Splash!
Who doesn't know about the song Down Under by Men At Work. They come from a land down under, which refers to the fact that Australia is in the southern hemisphere, though so is Namibia. The original single front cover artwork shows the band members looking scruffy, which the obviously felt was a good reflection of their home country. On the remix is a babe who is down under, upside down, and a reflection of herself. The only thing missing is some men at work, but perhaps they are just out of the shot. Sydney!
The original single front cover artwork for Escape by Enrique Iglesias shows almost exactly what you would expect to see, which is a picture of Mr Iglesias himself. No sign of anything escaping, other than his ego. On the remix we find a babe in high heels and a head-scarf who appears to have escaped from a jail cell. How she has managed to escape is not that clear, though you can't help thinking that she may have had some assistance as her prison door is unlocked. Run!
Nothing says Dirty as well as the picture of the knitted child's toy that Sonic Youth display on the original single front cover artwork. On the remix we find a babe who appears to have white paint thrown all over her. It has made a real mess, and she might have quite a difficult job washing it off. You could join the queue of people who are willing to help her get clean. That is, from the dirty state she finds herself in to begin with. Loofah!
It's St. Valentine's Day so let's have a song with love in the title. Let's remix Love The One You're With by Stephen Stills. On the original single front cover artwork we see Mr Stills riding a horse. It is very much to be hoped that he isn't intending to love that particular equine acquaintance. On the remix we find two babes who seem very friendly towards each other. Perhaps they love the one they're already with, or perhaps someone is choosing which one of them to be with. Binary!
There are a whole host of people who believe that The World Is Flat, and among them are the band Echobelly. They demonstrate this on the original single front cover artwork through the use of a piece of cardboard, which is quite flat. On the remix we look at another implication of the world being flat, which is that babes would be flat too. Flat-chested that is. And lying on a flat surface. And that is what the remix illustrates, featureless babes on a horizontal surface. Tedious!
While we are on the subject of terrible single covers to do with trains, here come A-Ha and their song Train Of Thought. On the original front cover artwork is a sketchy drawing of the band members, the title of the song, the name of the band and some odd yellow and red squiggles. On the remix is a babe, sitting on a track, deep in thought. Perhaps she is thinking, 'where did I put my clothes?' as she seems to have forgotten to wear any, other than a pair of red high heel shows. Food for thought too? Strawberry!