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Hit Me Baby one More Time

OK… After missing last weeks episode of Hit Me Baby one More Time
, I finally remembered it was on and set the DVR up….

Here’s my take on last night’s train wreck.

The Knack – “My Sharona”
Covering “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” (Jet)

OK…. The Knack did great on My Sharona, but when they got around to doing the Jet song, it was kinda like watching the Partridge Family covering AC/DC. Hey look, I’m a really old bubble gum pop star that looks like a physicist trying to rock… It just didn’t work for me.

Haddaway – “What is Love?”
Covering ” Toxic (Britney Spears)

Flaming idiot! Even with all the backup dancers in the short little skirts, he was still the most feminine person on stage. And last night I realized just how few words ‘What is love” has in it… has there ever been a song with less words that made it on the charts?

Tommy Tutone – “867-5309/Jenny”
Covering “All the Small Things” (Blink 182)

While they look like they picked them up out of an alley or from a homeless shelter before the show, I actually enjoyed Tommy Tutone. That was a far better version of ‘All the Small Things’ than Blink 182 does.

The Motels – “Only the Lonely”
Covering “Don’t Know Why” (Norah Jones)

OMG- it’s Martha Davis’s mom! Damn she got old! She sounded great still, but damn! Anyway, this old lady who looks like a soccer grandma still did a great job on her song, and the cover of the overplayed ‘Don’t Know Why’ was at least fresh. I kinda enjoyed them too.

Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby”
Covering ” Survivor” (Destiny’s Child)

Rob Van Winkle…. Wasn’t he on the Surreal Life bitching about being known as Vanilla Ice not too long ago? I was amazed that he would perform Ice Ice Baby again…. Glad to see he put a lot more into it than what it was when he recorded it… it was almost a tolerable version this time. I guess Rob sees how Eminem is getting rich by taking up the vanilla Ice slack and wants to jump back on the train…. His “cover” of ‘I’m a Survivor’ was anything but a cover, but apparently that’s within the rules, so why not?

I’m not sure who should’ve won last night… I was between The Knack, Tommy Tutone and Rob…. I guess it doesn’t matter anyway, supposebly it’s all for charity.

I loved the show though and can’t wait for next week now.

Cameo, Howard jones, Irene Cara, Sophie B. Hawkins and Wang Chung are all on tap.

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June 10, 2005 - Posted by | Too Lazy To Catagorize

4 Comments »

  1. I just posted about this too….it makes me feel sooo old to watch this show!!!

    Comment by TrueJerseyGirl | June 10, 2005 | Reply

  2. here via Michele’s.

    I so wanted to watch that last night but hubby had the remote and decided to watch Star Wars instead. sounds like it missed some interesting tv. 😦

    Comment by Michelle | June 10, 2005 | Reply

  3. You’re assessment of train wreck is right on as far as I am concerned. I was only interested in The Knack, Tommy Tutone and the Motels. I think all of their “hits” were performed well, but I didn’t like any of them when they sang the modern pop hits. “Verniler Ice” (as said by the host multiple times) sucked. White boy trying to look like a homeboy. Michael Jackson ring any bells there dude (black guy trying to be a white woman and all…lol). I am biased though, because I don’t like rap of any kind. Not even Steve Vai’s rap. I am glad I recorded it so I could fast foward through the crap.

    Comment by Texas_Ivy10 | June 10, 2005 | Reply

  4. Oh, I also think they should fill the audience with people who were actually around when the “hits” came out. Looked like the audience was filled with a bunch of teens and 20 somethings. That’s why Vanilla Ice won. I would have chosen Tommy Tutone as my favorite.

    Comment by Texas_Ivy10 | June 10, 2005 | Reply


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