It may be the summer, but that doesn't mean that every day is full of sunshine. In fact it sometimes rains in the summer, and that is what Belinda Carlisle is explaining in her song Summer Rain. On the original single front cover artwork someone has had a go at placing a picture of Ms Carlisle amongst some raindrops. On the remix we find a couple who are kissing and cuddling in the rain, and it must be the summer as the babe is not wearing very much and she would be shivering in the cold if it wasn't. Logic!
Not just one or two people, but Everybody Loves The Sunshine, according to Roy Ayers Ubiquity. To demonstrate this, on the original single front cover artwork, we find Mr Ayers in a sunny yellow t-shirt. On the remix we find a babe who is actually outside enjoying the sunshine, dipping her body in the sea by a boat. Nice looking bikini she has on. Chainmail!
Something special for Independence Day, as we bring you Lola Stars And Stripes by The Stills. On the original single front cover artwork you will find some stars, but no stripes and no sign of Lola. On the remix we find the stars and stripes being held patriotically by a babe wearing nothing more than a military hat. Is she called Lola? It's a possibility, but even if she isn't, it doesn't detract from the celebration. Salute!
Though the northern hemisphere experiences summer in July, in the southern hemisphere, it's Winter In July. Maybe that's what Bomb The Bass were thinking about when they put together the original single front cover artwork. That said, other than the fact that they are wearing warm coats, there's no indication of the season at all. On the remix we find a babe who has dressed for the summer, but found herself somewhere wintry. Not the best combination. Chill!
While we're starting to enjoy the summer sunshine, let's take a look and see how DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince paint us a picture of the Summertime. If the original single front cover artwork is to be believed, it's all about skateboarding, skipping, basketball and leaping over water hydrants. On the remix we find a babe who is enjoying the summer in a way that she enjoys, just chilling by the pool. Ice cream!
A sunny, summery remix for Mungo Jerry. On the original single front cover artwork for In The Summertime, we find the band members lolling about by a rather uninspiring waterfall, maybe that was regarded as summery in the 1970s? On the remix we find a bikini-clad babe doing some lolling of her own but somewhere definitely sunny, on a sandy beach with a beautiful azure ocean and a blue sky reaching out in front of her. Simmer!
LFO (or the Lyte Funkie Ones as they sometimes moniker themselves) missed the point with the original cover artwork for their single Summer Girls. Why? It doesn't show any girls. In fact, the rather blue-green color scheme doesn't even look very summery. On the remix are three summer girls who, it's possible, might be those that the band were referring to. It does look like summer with the blue sky and sparkly sea. And it must be warm, as the girls haven't even bothered to wear a bikini, let alone anything else. Scorching!
You And Me At Six have both an album and a single entitled Take Off Your Colours (note the cute British spelling!) As it's the sixth of June (the sixth month of the year), we thought it was the ideal date for a remix. The original cover artwork shows some colored powder which has been thrown over a letter 'O'. On the remix is a babe who is undressing. She is already topless, however her panties are multicolored, so to ask her to take off her colors would be a logical next step. Rainbow!
Another remix for R&B singer Brandy, and this time it's the turn of her single Sittin' Up In My Room. The deal-breaker her, though, is that on the original single front cover artwork, though she may be sittin' (or standin') there's no indication of whether it's in her room, someone else's room, or no room at all. On the remix is a babe who is sittin' in her room and for some reason, wearing lingerie and high heels and with a plug up her butt. Good job she's sittin' as walkin' might prove difficult for her. Biggy!
"Those jokers think they're the Cowsills", or so Fat Tony states of Homer and his young friends in Episode 13 of Series 5 of The Simpsons. This remix really is The Cowsills and their single Hair (taken from the stage show, Hair). The original cover artwork shows what can only be assumed to be the band members forming a human pyramid. On the remix is a babe who is playing with her Hair. You can decide which you think is the most hairy, or which best reflects the stage show which was as naked as it was hairy. Comb!