As it's Halloween, we're dishing up a double daily dose of dastardly deeds. In this case, a remix of the 1962 single from Bobby (Boris) Pickett And The Crypt Kickers. This song is forever on the radio at this time of the year, despite being over 50 years old. The Monster Mash is about a party for ghouls. The cover seems to show one guy on his way to the party. The remix shows the ghastly goings-on at the party itself!
Single Covers, Singles Of The 1980s, Special Remixes, Halloween Hits, Busty, High Heels, Not Safe For WorkAs it's Halloween, time for something appropriate to the date (or inappropriate as the case may be). The cover for the 1984 single Somebody's Watching Me from Rockwell has as couple of eyes peering out of the corner but no indication of what it is that they are watching. Spooky as it may seem, it looks like what Rockwell was looking at was some naked chick in a Halloween outfit!
Another picture that was just screaming out to be used to remix a cover. But there aren't that many songs about guns, and so this one is for the rather obscure trance track Bullet In The Gun from European dance act Planet Perfecto. It makes a nice remix though as the original cover is very dull and desperately needs a remix. The song (being a dance track) has hundreds of mindless remixes but the cover needs only this one.
Does this song win the award for the longest title? Probably not, but Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car is a pretty long title brought to us by Billy Ocean in 1988. The original cover shows Mr Charles standing in a very rock and roll pose but there's no sign of the car, or any dreams. In the remix, we see what is really going on. A dreamy naked chick (well naked except for some high heels) is responding to Mr Charles's instructions and is about to get into his car - at least she is if he opens the door for her!
Love Of The Common People is one of those songs that has had many cover versions, and equally many covers too. This remix is for the 1970 cover by reggae star Nicky Thomas. On the cover we see two babies, one black, one white, kissing. Of course those babies are now grown up and on the remix we see them re-creating this pose. What's common about it is anyone's guess, but then again who cares?
Mickey is a cheerleader classic. Why? Not because the song is anything to do with cheerleading, but because the cover of the song has a picture of Toni Basil wearing a cheerleader outfit. Of course today, cheerleaders are know as happy-go-lucky party girls whose shorts are short and whose morals are loose and so it is, that the remixed cover shows what a cheerleader of today might look like dancing to Ms Basilotta's song.
Back in the 1990s, the C+C Music Factory were explaining the background to various Things That Make You Go Hmmm... The cover of the single though, doesn't really help explain anything at all, other than that the band has an appalling taste in album art. In the remix, two things are made clear. Firstly, what the music factory where C+C work looks like (it seems a bit derelict) and secondly what it was that made them go hmmm... in the first place. Why, it's only a naked babe walking past their factory. Hmmm...
Single Covers, Singles Of The 2010s, Special Remixes, Halloween Hits, Angels & Devils, Not Safe For WorkDevil In A New Dress was a 2010 single by rapper Kanye West, word. Some credit is due to Mr West for the original single which features, in the background, some chick wearing stockings and suspenders. Sadly the contrast is reduced to next to nothing so we can't see here that well. Crank up the contrast, move the title out of the way, and lo and behold, there is a devil who is wearing next to nothing. Word.
Who wears Short Shorts? That's the question that The Royal Teens were asking back in 1957 (that's officially a long time ago). Although the song is obviously meant to describe the wearing of particularly skimpy shorts, the cover, which features the band, does not help visualize the shorts in question. The remixed cover, on the other hand, does. The shorts being worn by the two hot babes in the remix are made even shorter by the fact that they are compressed in the hands as they are being pulled down. Who wears short shorts? Not them for much longer...
Some people call me the space cowboy... That's what Steve Miller Band told us in their 1970s single The Joker. And from the cover it's quite easy to see why the aforementioned Mr Miller might get accused of being from out of space (especially in the 1970s). But what about the joke related element to the song title. Does he have a pack of cards in his pocket? Well regardless of this we have remixed the cover and found the elusive joker. But would you guess it, some hot naked chick is holding it!