I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas was originally a B-side for Bon Jovi but was later released as a single in its own right. The original cover shows the Bon Jovi broken heart with a vaguely Holiday feel to it. The remix shows what we think Mr Jovi would rather everyday was like at Christmas. In fact, we strongly suspect that a naked girl wearing only tinsel and a hat is exactly what it is like for Mr Jovi every Holiday. As would many men...
Single Covers, Singles Of The 1970s, Special Remixes, Christmas Crackers, Outdoors, Not Safe For WorkAs is so often the case with obscure songs of long ago, the original cover is difficult to find. The 'original' cover for In The Bleak Midwinter by Bert Jansch is therefore a remix in itself, being the cover of his album The River Sessions on which the song can be found. The remix is, well, a lot bleaker and a lot more wintery. Who the girl is we do not know but the winter is looking very bleak for her, standing around in the snow in nothing but silver high heel boots. Poor girl.
Not content with his very own Status Quo week, Mark Hodson of England has supplied us with yet another remix of a cover by his favorite band. The original cover of It's Christmas Time sees the band hanging up their electric guitars on a tree. The remix shows pin-up queen Bettie Page hanging up something else on the tree. And wouldn't you know it, she's gone and forgotten to get dressed (other than for a furry Xmas hat!)
Ring-a-ling-a-ling... This version of the Holiday hit Sleigh Ride comes to us courtesy of The Ronettes. We have had to use a little poetic license for this remix, as there is no original cover to remix. So we have invented one! The original shows the band in their seasonal skirts, sitting on a wall in the snow. The remix shows an altogether different scene with a girl in the altogether sitting on a sleigh ready to ride. Any offers to pull her? Giddy up!
Continuing the festive frolics, here's a remix of Elton John's classic Christmas choon entitled Step Into Christmas. There are a number of original covers for this but our remix focuses on one that is, to put it least, a bit lacking in festive cheer. It's just Mr Dwight, and that's about it. Our remix shows a babe who has not only stepped into Christmas but has obviously had too much Christmas cheer as she has slipped and fallen down on her ass. And for some reason, she is naked except for a Christmas hat and a pair of high heel boots!
Single Covers, Singles Of The 1970s, Special Remixes, Christmas Crackers, High Heels, Not Safe For WorkJust how many cover versions of songs is it possible to make cover remixes of? Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town was originally recorded in 1934 but this remix is of the 1978 version by Bruce Springsteen (no stranger to AllBum.Art). Instead of Santa, a reindeer, a hippo and a bird singing in a bath (yes, that's what the original is), the remix shows Santa checking out if a young lady had been naughty or nice. By the looks of it she is both, which must leave Mr Claus in quite a quandary as to what to do with her. Any suggestions?
Another of those Holiday songs that has been sung by a cast of thousands, Winter Wonderland is a seasonal classic. This version is sung by Aretha Franklin and the cover for the song shows Ms Franklin in a suitably festive outfit. Our remix of the cover is also suitably festive and relays more of the fun of being in a winter wonderland. Playing in the snow, getting cold. Well you would wearing no sweater now wouldn't you?
Single Covers, Singles Of The 1960s, Special Remixes, Christmas Crackers, Lingerie, Not Safe For WorkThe song O Tannenbaum is the German name for O Christmas Tree and has been sung by so many artists that instead of picking on one particular one, we have just remixed a generic cover taken from an ancient album on the Decca record label. Instead of the winter scene on the Rhine, you can see instead a naked Christmas tree - naked that is except for a single bauble. Any offers to help decorate it?
Ho, ho, ho, and here we go for the first of the holiday remixes. This song by the Spice Girls is just one of the many recordings of Sleigh Ride. This one was the B-Side of their single 2 Become 1 which was a Christmas hit in 1996. Officially there is no cover but there was a promo released with a separate cover for this single. We've removed that cover and left just one of the girls with her sleigh. Now go ride it!
You guys are always using very young women and girls in your remixes. How about some more mature ladies for us more mature music fans, eh?
That's not actually a bad idea Joe, even for a Canadian. This remix of the album Red Shoes by Kate Bush has two versions. One using a younger model, and one using a more mature lady. Let us know which you prefer. And we will try not to just use cute young babes in future remixes, though it's fair to say that even older gentlemen (and even Canadians) are as happy to reminisce on what could have been rather than focussing on what might be? Eh?