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Thread started 01/26/08 4:54pm

Vanilli

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TOM JONES COVERED PRINCE'S "KISS?" WHAT THE FUNK?!?!?!

So tonight for the first time I heard a song, and I started singing a long. About a few seconds of singing into it, I realized it was Prince's, "Kiss." But it was Tom Jones?!?!?!?

Apparently it was released in 1989, and it is by The Art Of Noise / Tom Jones.

Did this remake chart? Anyone else heard it???
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Reply #1 posted 01/26/08 4:56pm

IstenSzek

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man this song was all over mtv when it was released falloff

such an awful cover. one of the art of noise's worst.
and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #2 posted 01/26/08 5:11pm

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Oh it charted. It fuckin charted..... ill disbelief
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Reply #3 posted 01/26/08 5:15pm

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Vanilli said:

Apparently it was released in 1989, and it is by The Art Of Noise / Tom Jones.

Did this remake chart? Anyone else heard it???

Many people have heard it.

It reached number 5 in the UK charts:
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Reply #4 posted 01/26/08 5:16pm

Ellie

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I think I have it on the 'Now 13' compilation.
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Reply #5 posted 01/26/08 5:21pm

IstenSzek

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soulyacolia said:

Oh it charted. It fuckin charted..... ill disbelief


lol
and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #6 posted 01/26/08 6:02pm

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Tom Jones version of Kiss got sampled during the early 90's. It was popular when it was out. The video should be somewhere on TubeYou. *Disclaimer* I ain't about to post the link. lol
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Reply #7 posted 01/26/08 6:06pm

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Tom Jones did a good job with it too! nod
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Reply #8 posted 01/26/08 6:09pm

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Tom Jones covering a Prince classic. What could possibly go wrong?
If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #9 posted 01/26/08 6:55pm

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squirrelgrease said:

Tom Jones covering a Prince classic. What could possibly go wrong?

Tom Jones, Prince, Dave Navarro and me.. all born on June7!!!


Tom Jones: covers Prince song

Dave Navorro: dates Prince protege/discovery/former gf - Carmen Elektra

June7: moderates prince.org

Coincidence? I think not! eek
Respect is never promised
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Reply #10 posted 01/26/08 7:04pm

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June7 said:

squirrelgrease said:

Tom Jones covering a Prince classic. What could possibly go wrong?

Tom Jones, Prince, Dave Navarro and me.. all born on June7!!!


Tom Jones: covers Prince song

Dave Navorro: dates Prince protege/discovery/former gf - Carmen Elektra

June7: moderates prince.org

Coincidence? I think not! eek



lol Six Degrees Of June7
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Reply #11 posted 01/26/08 7:48pm

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squirrelgrease said:

Tom Jones covering a Prince classic. What could possibly go wrong?

Listen here ya freakazoid-...Tom Jones happens to be a friend of mine and my grandmother's so, blood brothers are thicker than water. Love, Black Betty.
[Edited 1/26/08 19:48pm]
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Reply #12 posted 01/26/08 10:37pm

Obsidian

I was in a ladies dress shop last week and it was playing. I can vaguely remember hearing about it but this was the first time hearing it. eek Tom Jones shouldn't do that!
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Reply #13 posted 01/26/08 10:51pm

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The first time I heard it was during the begining of "My Stepmother is an Alien"".
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Reply #14 posted 01/27/08 12:34am

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squirrelgrease said:

June7 said:


Tom Jones, Prince, Dave Navarro and me.. all born on June7!!!


Tom Jones: covers Prince song

Dave Navorro: dates Prince protege/discovery/former gf - Carmen Elektra

June7: moderates prince.org

Coincidence? I think not! eek



lol Six Degrees Of June7
falloff
Respect is never promised
Love ain't free
Trust is earned
And it hurts to be alone
This is what I've learned

From the original song, "What I've Learned" by Tomás
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Reply #15 posted 01/27/08 2:22am

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You'd be surprised how many are amazed when they are told the Tom Jones version is a cover! neutral dunce
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Reply #16 posted 01/27/08 2:22am

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Some of you should try living here in the UK, where many a person has asked me "when did Prince do a cover of that Tom Jones song?" mad

I swear, I was ready to kill someone at the O2 on 12th September if I was asked that.
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Reply #17 posted 01/27/08 2:23am

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Vanilli said:

So tonight for the first time I heard a song, and I started singing a long. About a few seconds of singing into it, I realized it was Prince's, "Kiss." But it was Tom Jones?!?!?!?

Apparently it was released in 1989, and it is by The Art Of Noise / Tom Jones.

Did this remake chart? Anyone else heard it???


Fucking hell, you live in a box dont you.
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Reply #18 posted 01/27/08 2:29am

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alxndrstff said:

Some of you should try living here in the UK, where many a person has asked me "when did Prince do a cover of that Tom Jones song?" mad

I swear, I was ready to kill someone at the O2 on 12th September if I was asked that.



Exactly thats what I normally encounter, frustrating. I'm a Cyndi Lauper fan and also get with her, did she cover Roy Orbison's I Drove All Night when no she sang it first.
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Reply #19 posted 01/27/08 4:18am

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langebleu said:

Vanilli said:

Apparently it was released in 1989, and it is by The Art Of Noise / Tom Jones.

Did this remake chart? Anyone else heard it???

Many people have heard it.

It reached number 5 in the UK charts:


It pains me to say that Tom Jones' version charted higher in the UK, Prince only got to number six in March 1986.

Which is the worst cover of Kiss? The Tom Jones version or the one by The Age of Chance?
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Reply #20 posted 01/27/08 4:25am

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Yeah he did

and my Dad thought he sang it first, then Prince released itt ¬_¬
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Reply #21 posted 01/27/08 4:40am

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Didn't Tom Jones sing it first? eek

..Oh. lol
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Reply #22 posted 01/27/08 5:11am

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Exactly thats what I normally encounter, frustrating. I'm a Cyndi Lauper fan and also get with her, did she cover Roy Orbison's I Drove All Night when no she sang it first.


to be fair, that is understandable, i would have also thought the same, being as roy orbison has such a wealth of classics.
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Reply #23 posted 01/27/08 5:39am

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funny lol that someone with Milli Vanilli in the avatar complains about kiss being covered by a real musician (how good or bad the job was)
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Reply #24 posted 01/27/08 5:43am

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funny lol that someone with Milli Vanilli in the avatar complains about kiss being covered by a real musician (how good or bad the job was)


He didn't complain. He was just asking about it. smile
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Reply #25 posted 01/27/08 6:02am

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coolcat said:

dualboot said:

funny lol that someone with Milli Vanilli in the avatar complains about kiss being covered by a real musician (how good or bad the job was)


He didn't complain. He was just asking about it. smile


my bad... makes sense
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Reply #26 posted 01/27/08 8:38am

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Tame said:

squirrelgrease said:

Tom Jones covering a Prince classic. What could possibly go wrong?

Listen here ya freakazoid-...Tom Jones happens to be a friend of mine and my grandmother's so, blood brothers are thicker than water. Love, Black Betty.
[Edited 1/26/08 19:48pm]


Well, Mr. Jones apparently has Prince beat in the wang department.
If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #27 posted 01/27/08 8:41am

Jeffiner

June7 said:

squirrelgrease said:

Tom Jones covering a Prince classic. What could possibly go wrong?

Tom Jones, Prince, Dave Navarro and me.. all born on June7!!!


Tom Jones: covers Prince song

Dave Navorro: dates Prince protege/discovery/former gf - Carmen Elektra

June7: moderates prince.org

Coincidence? I think not! eek


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Reply #28 posted 01/27/08 2:45pm

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I saw Tom Jones in Ephesus, Turkey, over 20 years ago. Don't underestimate his talent. He isn't my generation, but he was in his 50's and HOT! His band was young and the experience memorable. He's a respected singer, and he gave Prince added publicity. wink
From Wikipedia:
"In 1967 he performed for the first time in Las Vegas, at the Flamingo. In 1968, starting at New York's Copacabana night club, women would swoon and scream, and some would throw their knickers on stage. Soon after, he began to play Las Vegas and began recording less, choosing to concentrate on his lucrative club performances. At Caesar's Palace his shows were traditionally a knicker-hurling frenzy of raw sexual tension and good-time entertainment. There, they started throwing hotel room keys."
He was also knighted, by Queen Elizabeth.....

Hey! Prince will be 70 one of these days. And the youth will wonder what was so appealing about him..... eek
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Reply #29 posted 01/27/08 2:52pm

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I thought that was the worst song I ever heard neutral
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