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Sunday, December 18, 2005

The Shame Of Ireland

Those thieving bastards! Looks like Westlife ain't so angelic after all. According to this article, "You Shove It Up," the boy band's giant UK hit from this past fall, may have been plagiarized from two brothers in Finland, who claim they wrote the song for the Eurovision contest 10 years ago. I hope everyone who wasted their hard-earned cash on this single now feels the shame that the whole of Ireland does at the mere mention of the four hooligans!

Anyway, this is the cover of Shelf Life's crappy new single, a cover of some Diana Ross ballad that she recorded in the period when she was completely irrelevant (i.e., the past 481 years). The band were hoping to have the Christmas #1 in the UK with this dreck, but looks like two dorks singing about a ditch digger are gonna beat them to it.

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  • At 1:51 AM, Anonymous Deee-Luvly said…

    D''Luv, Wha? I thought you would love "You Raise Me Up". It's the kind of dreck you like (i.e. Enya, James Blunt).

    Why are you singling out Deadlife? Surely you know that theirs is a cover of the Josh Groban song. At this point, I'm not even sure he is the original artists. It's been covered so many times.

  • At 11:50 AM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    Woah there, nelly. Who said I like James Blunt? Have you been overdosing on a steady diet of Kelly Clarkson and Madison Avenue songs again? He's almost as bland as Shitelife, if that's even remotely possible.

    Josh Groban definitely did a version of it. Here's the real question: Who's more boring -- Josh Groban or James Blunt?

  • At 1:55 PM, Anonymous Deee-Luvly said…

    more boring? James Blunt? Josh Groban? Enya? i'd go with Nirvana. biggest overrated band. apparently the ingredients for success are:

    - be "angry"
    - dont wash your hair or take showers for years
    - wear lots of trashy/old clothes
    - make some really disgusting, blasphemous videos
    - dont be able to carry a tune, simply yell the lyrics out
    - at the end, well, you know...

    bingo! you're a hit!

  • At 5:14 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    Look, I get it. You squeal as you slide in Barbie's leg and wet your silk green panties to "Mandy" on a nightly basis. Somehow I always knew that about you.

    But you'll just have to get over the fact that after only 3 weeks, "Amarantine" has gone platinum.

  • At 9:31 PM, Blogger MoogaBoo said…

    Why isn't Miss Ross on the single cover? And why doesn't a certain trolly poster just sign his name to his posts already, seeing as how we all know who it is?

  • At 8:22 AM, Blogger MrBrady said…

    I thought that was Miss Ross on the right of the sleeve? Certainly it looks old and haggard enough!

    Personally I think Di has had very little to do with this record - the vox are just lifted from her original 1991 version, no?

  • At 11:32 AM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    And is that Tilda Swinton beside Miss Ross on the single sleeve? It's nice to see her branching out into other mediums.

    As for the vocals, they probably were lifted from the original, much like what was done with Enya's vocals on Mario Winan's #2 U.S. hit last year, "I Don't Wanna Know."


  • At 1:54 PM, Blogger MrBrady said…

    Goodness, what have I started? Will D'Luv manage to get an Enemya reference into every post/message now? :D


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