While originally a 1953 song by The Four Lads, most people remember this as a They Might Be Giants song, and this remix is of that version. It’s a really well done dance/techno mix of an old swing style song. Definitely one that can be listened to multiple times.
Helmet and House of Pain made this song for the Judgement Night Soundtrack, This entire album is just collaborations, between rap groups and rock groups, it is probably in the top 20 best albums ever, every single song on it is great, and a perfect pairing. This song is my favorite on the album as the two bands just seem to mesh perfectly, and the song has two different parts, one more rap, one more rock, and they all perform on both parts, showing how well they can transition.
Faith No More is usually the band doing the covers, but this time they are being covered. This is a really good cover of the FNM Song from the Album The Real Thing by Five Finger Death Punch, I like that they put a really heavy metal twist on the song, without changing the song too much. I have been a huge fan of FNM since the mid 90’s and I think this is now one of my favorite cover songs.
I love live cover songs, but ones with guest vocalists are even better. This Beastie Boys cover with Biz Markie doing vocals is absolutely amazing and hilarious and nothing like Elton John
This is one of my first, and favorite, collaborations I ever heard. It almost single-handedly kick started my love for Rap/Metal mixed songs. Chuck D has stated that upon the initial request of Anthrax, he “didn’t take them wholehearted seriously”, but after the collaboration was done, “it made too much sense”. It was included on the Anthrax album Attack of the Killer B’s and on Public Enemy’s own Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black, and was followed by a joint tour by the two bands, with shows ending with both groups on stage performing the song together. This almost fits into my Covers, or Remixes categories, since Public Enemy first recorded it solo.