Post by OldSchoolAT40Fan on Mar 24, 2015 17:13:07 GMT -5
I noticed, as of lately, there have been a lack of remakes on AT40. In fact, the song "Sledgehammer" by Fifth Harmony, I would have guessed it was a rare remake on AT40 - but it's actually an original song and not a remake of Peter Gabriel's 1986 song. All the songs on AT40 these days are pretty much original songs, though some of them are good.
I don't remember the last time there was a remake on Ryan's AT40 - does anybody know when the last remake was on AT40, and what was the title and artist?
Post by blackbowl68 on Mar 24, 2015 18:29:53 GMT -5
I think the lack of remakes on AT40 could be due to the way records are made these days. The song structure of these oldies are not conducive to the production of today's sound. Sampling the hook may be enough to suffice.
Also, most of the songs that artists would like covered are too old and lyrically out-of-date for today's current pop audience.
Time is marching on. Keep up with it or you may fall way behind.
Overheard the Siriusxm hits 1 countdown and there was a cover of "You Don't Own Me" (originally by Leslie Gore, Klaus Nomi) this time by someone named Grace. According to Wikipedia it is at 37 on Billboards Mainstream Top 40 so it may be coming to an AT40 near you.