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All the lovers – two interpretations

Timothy Kincaid

June 22nd, 2010

I think we could all use a smile today.

Australian gay icon, Kylie Minogue, has released her new song All the Lovers with a dance beat and a provocative video. (Preview embedded, full video here)

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In proof that there’s always another way of looking at things, gay glamrock band The Scissor Sisters has reinterpreted the song as country. Somehow it works.

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I LOVE the country version.

Dolly could take that to the top of the charts!

Jim Burroway
June 22nd, 2010 | LINK

I love covers that really re-interpret the original to make it completely new again. Some of my favorites:

–Queen Latifah’s “California Dreaming”

–Dolly Parton’s “Shine”

–Buckwheat Zydeco’s “When the Levee Breaks” (Led Zepplin’s version was a cover too. The original was by Memphis Minnie in 1929, about the great Mississippi flood of 1927.)

–Cake’s “I will survive”

–Fatboy Slim’s “The Joker”

–k.d. Lang’s “Hallelujah”

–Wolfgang Press’ “Mamma Told Me Not Too Come” (and the version by Tom Jones and Stereophonics is good too)

–Janis Joplin’s “Summertime”

–Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s “Somewhere over the Rainbow”

–Plastelina Mosh’s “Viva Las Vegas”

And my absolute favorite, Yannick’s “Ces Soirées La (December 1963 [Oh, What a Night!])” He’s African, the song is in French, and the beat is pure joy:

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The lead singer is so adorable. If I was a gay guy, I’d be all over him.

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