Lollipop, lollipop, ooh lolly-lolly-lolly... For this song we are going way back in time to the 1950s, but it's a song that makes as much sense now as it did then. The Chordettes sang lollipop, and from the looks of the cover artwork of their single, they did so whilst sitting in the rear of an open-top Ford. Such a classic song deserves a classic remix and so the remixed cover features a babe doing guess what... sucking a lollipop. In a skimpy top. Slurp!
Whilst we are talking about hot burning things like fire, Bastille's song Things We Lost In The Fire has a major fault. The cover of the single tells us nothing about what was lost in the fire at all. Is it a wolf on a broken down motor? In a desert? If you had lost that, would it be worth singing about? The remix of the artwork for the single says much more. What was lost in the fire seems to be the clothes of a group of girls who are now having to stand around the fire to keep warm. Arctic!
James Blunt regales us with his tales of fiery love in his song Bonfire Heart. But though his song may scream of burning beauty, the cover just shows Mr Blunt and the name of the song. Where, you are asking, is the fire. Where are the hearts? Thankfully the remix of the cover artwork deals with this problem and reveals the bonfire which, as it would happen, is keeping two naked girls warm in the freezing snow. You can tell it's September and the summer is over already. Crackle!
Although August may almost be over, the summer sun is still shining. And when the summer sun is shining, what better to do than shuffle, at the sea side. That is, as it goes, what Terry Dactyl And The Dinosaurs sang about back in the 1970s, when the sun was known to also shine. Sea Side Shuffle is about shuffling, at the sea-side. This appears to involve dancing around with boots on. We prefer a different view, that of a babe dancing in a blue bikini. Is she shuffling? Do you care? Bop!
Whilst we're talking about being Lifted as we so definitely were, here's another song with the same name. This time though, the song is by Naughty Boy Starring Emeli Sandé and comes hot on the hooves of the hot 100. You're right, we should stop trying to be DJs and focus on the facts. So here's a remix showing a naughty boy in a tuxedo doing some lifting, of a naked woman it would appear. Hup!
Lifted, we should be lifted, we could be lifted, they could be lifted, we all should be lifted... and so this somewhat repetitive song by the Lighthouse Family goes on. And on. And did we mention that it is repepitititive, and goes on about being lifted? And does the cover reflect this? Not originally it didn't, but in the AllBum.Art remix, two girls have been lifted. Yes, lifted. They could be lifted. They have been lifted. Upwards!
Sowing The Seeds Of Love was a 1989 hit for British be-moaners Tears For Fears. The lilting melancholy dirge is about planting seeds and growing a hippiesque sunflower, the whole thing being reminiscent of a 1960s pot party. The cover alludes to all this hippy-infused nonsense with its girl and its sunflower. The remix does the same job, just with less hippiness, less sunflowers and less clothing. Deflower!
Show Me Love America. How do we do that? According to The Wanted, we do it by standing around in black and white. That doesn't sound either very loving or very American as far as we can see. What does sound like someone showing America some love would be a hot babe with an American flag. And if she really wanted to show some love, then being naked might just do it. Oh, look... what do you know... that's exactly what is on the cover of the remix. Flutter!
Where roses are concerned, red is a good color (not the blue, green and yellow kind that Ms Anderson prefers. The Mac Band Featuring The McCampbell Brothers seemed very aware of this fact in their 1988 one hit wonder song Roses Are Red. Sadly what they weren't aware of is that to sell songs, it helps if the cover of your single is vaguely interesting. And it isn't! The remix is much more interesting. Roses are red and never do they look more picturesque than when a naked babe is laying amongst them. Down!
I beg your pardon? I never promised you a Rose Garden! Or at least Lynn Anderson claims that she didn't. A crocheted blouse, yes. An odd yellow, green and blue color scheme, yes. But a rose garden, definitely not. Well if Ms Anderson won't give you one, we at AllBum.Art will give you one. And just so that Ms Anderson is not too upset by being replaced, we give you a rose garden that is in keeping with the yellow, green and blue color scheme too. Yuk!