#30 – What’s That Song?

Time for another one of these, methinks. First up is a song that was sampled by Daft Punk,then sampled by Kanye West. And Diplo’s got a version on his Decent Work For Decent Pay. And there’s almost certainly a ‘four on the floor’ crappy house remix too. Now I’m not averse to the odd remix (although my sister does accuse me of hating on originals all the time), it just has to make the song into something new. Here’s the Daft Punk version, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.

Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Buy the Alive 2007 version here.

And here’s Edwin Birdsong’s funk classic Cola Bottle Baby

Edwin Birdsong – Cola Bottle Baby

And now to go in a slightly different musical direction. Beyoncé and her girlies had a massive hit with Bootylicious back in 2001 (that makes me feel old) and the original song was written by one of the best female singer/songwriters around.

Destiny’s Child – Bootylicious
Buy it here.

Stevie Nicks – Edge Of Seventeen
Buy it here.

And that’s that. Let me know what you’re thinking… Is the original better than the remake? Does sampling a song like this undermine the new track?

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