Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday video: Valentine's day special

What happens when you get a 60s love guru to perform the hottest dance song of 1990?

Something unbelievably crap, actually.

Actually, he sounds one heck of a lot like Patrick Stewart nowadays doesn't he.

As for the song, the chorus riff is certainly a corker, so I can see why it got to #1 in the US; but the verse lyrics are crap and the verse music is not even. I've been thinking about doing a mashup of this, Shamen's "Move any Mountain", and maybe Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping", to show what a good song you can get when you mix the good parts of three middling superhits: "Move any Mountain" has the vocal line you could do over a repetition of "Unbelievable"'s chorus riff, while Chumba's chorus would be a good verse line for this song.

Too many people in the early 90s settled for one good riff.

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