Guilty Pleasure Time: Picture

Don’t judge me, but Sheryl Crow and Kid Rocks song, “Picture” is one of my very guiltiest of pleasures. It’s not because the song is bad – hell no, the song is fucking awesome – it’s because I play the shit out of it and will sing it at the top of my lungs on repeat in the shower and in the car whenever I get a chance.

Apparently I am not alone in my love of this song though, even some of my favorite celebs seem to love it, just ask Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes) and Joanna Newsom. I can barely imagine either of these musicians knowing who Kid Rock is, much less covering one of his songs. But, here it is, in all its glory –

A very indie cover

Like A Rhinestone Cowboy

Most people who know me would never guess that I have even heard of the Glen Campbell classic, “Rhinestone Cowboy”. It would’ve been very easy for me to miss this gem had it not been for a heavily intoxicated, small, older gay Asian man in sweatpants who chose this ballad as his karaoke song one fateful night.

He sang the song with so much passion and with such a heavy accent, I couldn’t stop thinking about even years after this event took place. So, I had to go to the YT to see if my little karaoke man had taped himself for the world to see. Sadly, I don’t think I’ve found him, but I did find this nice man instead:

There are some similarities between the two, particularly the way they pronounce “cowboyeeee” – which I LOVE.

Then there’s this guy, who has a great voice, but just looking at him I’d think he was about to break off into some Eminem or Jay-Z or worse, Backstreet Boys.

So, who is your favorite cowboy? I mean, besides this guy:

Are You A Fanilow?

Say what you will about Barry Manilow, the dude has some amazing songs out there. Unfortunately, these songs are getting BUTCHERED by people who think they can somehow wrap their vocal chords around the amazing works of art put out by the man with the gorgeous feathered hair.

Meet Mr. Showbiz77. There’s a reason his name is Mr. Showbiz and I’m pretty sure it is out of pure irony. “Looks Like We Made It”? Oh I don’t think so.

And here we have Nixter who definitely, certainly, does NOT use Grecian hair formula for men. His voice…isn’t terrible and I give him bonus points for the Elvis poster in the background AND his sincerity. I mean, look into his eyes, you can practically see his heart beating.

Telephone Blowin’ Up

There are about a million and a half covers of Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s “Telephone” but these two are some of the better ones (read: I don’t want to strangle the people in these videos with my midget hands that smell of cabbage).

So which do you like better? Dueling guitars or a capella with a little beatbox?

Who Covers Amy Winehouse Better? Amy Winehouse or La Pequena?

I’m as big a fan of liquor as the next blogger, but seeing what it’s done to Amy Winehouse’s memory makes me rethink some of those extra shots. Sure, she’s easy to pick on – but that’s half of her charm, no?

Our next battle of musical proportions is unlike what we will normally show because one of the singers is actually the original singer and the other is, well, a lip-synching midget tranny. So they’re basically starting off from the same launch pad.

Which queen will reign supreme?

Amy Winehouse?

Or La Pequena Amy Winehouse (pronounced, ween-chaous)

It’s A Cover-Off!

“Sweet Child of Mine” is a favorite amongst drunken karaoke singers (and dancers, don’t forget the dancers because the song is really all about that sweet hip swerve move Axl does at the mic).
In this corner, we’ve got a cute tweener whose friend acts and sounds suspiciously like Miley Cyrus:

In this corner we’ve got a little dude who will most likely turn to a life of crime if you don’t pick him. Don’t fuck with the silver-plated cross!

And in some weird news, Axl Rose was the first dude with long hair that I ever found attractive…notsomuch anymore.

Alright, who did the better cover!