Today I was listening to a Christian radio station and some band has done a U2 song remake. Now if this is your second cousin or something, please forgive me, but I wanted to puke. It just sounded like some Christian band trying to remake a U2 song...which I guess it was. The song was not particularly bad, it is just that they are not U2.
There are certain artists and singers who just can't be redone, especially if the song sounds a lot the same and there is no original sound to it. Maybe if a song is completely redone it might be OK, but just leave certain artists alone. No one will ever sound like Bono, so don't even try.
I'm picking Billy Joel and U2 for artists that just should not be remade. When Garth Brooks did "Shameless," I thought it was shameful. Billy Joel should never be sung with a twang. There should be a Constitutional amendment on massacring Billy Joel songs.
Oh...and Jimmy Buffet, too.
Here is my question for you: If you had to pick two artists that you think should never be redone, who would they be?