Girls Just Want to Have Fun in a minor key


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#2

I love when a cover completely reinterprets a song. But I was kind of hoping for one of those weird frequency-shift jobs, those are amazing too.


#3

It's weird how left on my own I'd have no idea how to do that but listening to it I feel like I already sort of 'know' the transposed tune.


#4

The way it changes the entire feel of the piece reminds me of this other cover I've always liked. It's just kinda amazing how the male vocals create such a weird shift in tone and context.


#5

That is amazing!


#6

Thumbs down for no Captain Lou Albano in the video.

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#7

It's a beautiful version.


#8

Kinda makes me want to hear a super-major version.


#9

To me it doesn't sound funny and ironic - it sounds sad and tragic. The line "some guys take a beautiful girl and hide her away" goes from a bubbly complaint about misogyny to an almost domestic abuse level complaint about misogyny. Fascinating how just two changes- major to minor and female to male- makes such a huge difference.


#10

Three changes, he also changes the tempo. The original song was at 120 BPM, this is closer to 115. It feels much slower than that, too. I suspect he may be lenghtening some phrasing, too.

The lack of a kick-drum and using rhythm guitar as main rhythm elements also help shift it from an up-beat celebration to a mournful ballad as well.


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