There is so little to say about Nightswimming by R.E.M. that instead of describe the flaws of the original cover and the oh, so, obvious replacement that is on the remix, we are just going to hum along with the song whilst it plays in the background. Mmmmm mmmm mmmmmm mm mm mmmmm mmm mmmmm mmm mmmm mmmmmm mmm mm mmmmm mmmm mmm mm mmmm mmmm m mmmmm m m mmmm la-la mmmmmm mmm m m mm mmmm. Tuneful!
Party For Two was a 2004 hit for Shania Twain With Marc McGrath. But what a sorry story the cover of the single tells. It's just a picture of Ms Twain. No Party. And no Two. The remix tells a different story as there is definitely a party going on, and for three. Or is the party just for two? Oddly the picture on the remixed cover could also serve for another of Ms Twain's singles, man I feel like a woman! Touche!
Now here's a thorny issue. What exactly is 'It' that Sisters Are Doin' For Themselves? According to Eurythmics And Aretha Franklin it could be a variety of things, but the cover of the original single doesn't help much, unless the answer to the question is typing. But that doesn't seem very liberated does it? We prefer to think that the true answer is having a night in, coloring each other's hair, as in our remixed artwork. Twindacious!
Single Covers, Singles Released Before 1960, Special Remixes, Summer Sizzlers, Outdoors, Not Safe For WorkWhat would summer be without Summertime appearing on the radio at some point or other? Depending on whether you listen to Hot [insert number] or Easy [insert different number] will determine which version you hear but this classic from 1957 by Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong transcends radio formats (well mostly). Although it's nice to see a picture of Ella and Louis together, what makes summertime really great are beach babes. So the remix transcends all beach babe boundaries. Stretchy!
We had never heard of Alvin Stardust either until we received this submission from Tony Peterson of Birmingham, England. Tony tells us that he was inspired by our remix of Red Dress by another British band, the Sugababes. This is a remix of Mr Stardust's 1974 single of the same name of which Tony says, 'the original cover had little red, and no dress and I wanted to fix it'. We think you've done a good job Tony. Thanks for your submission. Scarlet!
Should I Stay Or Should I Go now? was the question asked by British punk rockers The Clash in this single from 1982. They go on to add, 'if I stay there will be trouble, if I go it will be double'. The original cover gives no indication of what is causing the band such a dilemma. The remix makes the after-show situation abundantly clear. Should the lady in the picture continue in her current line of activity (undressing), there will certainly be trouble. If the band leave her without paying the appropriate dues, it will be double. Double bubble!
Andy Williams has many songs whose titles entitle them to a remix under the hands of AllBum.Art but for now we will content ourselves with Music To Watch Girls By. The remix is based on a very simple premise... when this song plays on your iPod* you need to be able to see some girls to watch going by. Whilst our remixed cover is not animated, it does provide the necessary girls for you (and Mr Williams) to watch.
* other mp3 players are available
* other mp3 players are available
The second remix in as many weeks for Andrew Gold. But what do we have here? In the original cover, we see Mr Gold sitting looking lonely in a lonely-looking room. But lo! see what is actually behind him. If he would only stop being so melancholy and turn around, he would see that he is not alone, but that there is a cute babe waiting for him. Why she was airbrushed out of the original is anyone's guess, but our guess is that with her in the picture, Mr Gold is not so lonely after all. Tigerskin!
Two remixes in a row for seventies songsters Boney M. This time it's their 1979 hit, Hooray, Hooray, It's A Holi-Holiday. The original cover sees the band members walking down an otherwise deserted beach enjoying their holi-holiday. The remix shows the kind of thing that we would like to see on a deserted beach that would make us shout hooray, hooray on our holi-holiday - a naked chick soaking up the sunshine. Bikini!
Single Covers, Singles Of The 1970s, Special Remixes, Summer Sizzlers, High Heels, Outdoors, Not Safe For WorkSunny by Boney M. What images does this conjure up for you? Is it:
(a) The band standing around in a photo studio against a red backdrop. Or
(b) A hot chick on a sunny beach wearing naught but a scarf and high heels?
For Boney M, it's clearly the former as that is what is shown on the original single cover. For us, it's the latter as is clearly shown on the remixed cover. Tan lines!