I'm a Genie In A Bottle, you've got to rub me the right way. Those were the instructions given to us in 1999 by Christina Aguilera. Under normal circumstances, being told what to do in that way would result in immediate backlash, but we will give Ms Aguilera the benefit of the doubt. One of the AllBum.Art has the habit of singing the alternative lyrics 'Bottle In A Genie' and this sparked the idea for a remixed cover for the single. In the remixed cover, it is clear that a genie has materialised in the form of a hot chick with no panties on, who is sitting on a bottle. Well 'on' is not really correct, as you can see. Hence the cover for 'Bottle In A Genie' has been born.
Bend Me, Shape Me, anyway you want me. That's what Amen Corner believed constituted appropriate lyrics in 1966. Not until Aqua's Barbie Girl in the late 1990s did such submissive lyrics re-appear. The cover shows a doll ready to be bent and shaped, but only a wooden one. How much nicer if the doll was real. In the remix she is and has clearly already been bent. Next comes the shaping.
Wrap Me Up is the 1995 single from Italian dance troupe Alex Party. It's another obscure track but is here because of the delightful remix of the cover. The original cover says nothing. The remixed cover says "Wrap Me Up then Unwrap Me". Pull on the ribbon and see what's underneath. It is Ms Party? Who knows, but one thing is certain, there would be a party taking place once that doozie is unwrapped.
Dancing Tight. What does the title of this 1983 single by Galaxy Featuring Phil Fearon bring to mind? Well, a babe in a tight fitting outfit dancing perhaps. No, that's not what Mr Fearon had in mind, instead a picture of him star jumping in a silly 1980s outfit. So we replaced Mr Fearon with Ms Tied-Up-And-Naked. Still no dancing or tight outfits but does that really matter after all?
At the time of it's release, Olivia Newton-John's single and video for the song (Let's Get) Physical was seen as pretty edgy. Some radio stations even banned it. Of course today, it is pretty tame. So we've edged it up a little and replaced the picture of the tame Ms Newton-John with a whole load of pretty girls getting physical. Why they are doing this in the nude is anyone's guess, but our good fortune.
Maybe it was the thing to do in the 1970s, put a picture of the hairy faced band on the cover of the single. Clearly for Creedence Clearwater Revival, this is exactly what they had in mind for the cover of their single Sweet Hitch-Hiker. What an opportunity they missed though. So we have revived the cover with a credible remix which shows a sweety hitch-hiking. So that's a credible clear revival, all that's missing then is the water.
Who could forget the classic retort to Can I Kick It? Yes, you can! The thing is, if such a thing can be called a thing, that the cover from A Tribe Called Quest's single fails to address even the most basic requirements for a cover. It does not show the band, nor does it cast any light on what is being kicked. The remixed cover solves this problem by showing exactly what is being kicked, which seems to be the panties of a long row of otherwise naked babes. Yes, you can!
Love Is In The Air was originally a hit for John Paul Young in the 1970s. This remixed cover is, appropriately, for the remixed version released by dance act Milk And Sugar in 2001. The original cover is very clearly missing something. The three guys are staring into space looking for the love in the air but it's not there. We have added it so it's now clear, though the remixed cover is more Love Is In The Water than in the air. Do you care? Thought not.
An entry from Darren Cleethorpe from Hull in England. He says that this song was used as the theme tune to the ferry timetables on his local radio station 'Radio Humberside'. Reparata And The Delrons are apparently a US group but who enjoyed bigger success in good ole' England than here in the motherland. Captain Of Your Ship was their biggest hit but Darren says that the remix is more the kind of captain he'd like to ferry than the original members of the band. We agree with you there Darren.