Thursday, August 13, 2009

Suggestions Requested...



-Shawn

70 comments:

  1. ***and I vote Lady Gaga, or someone mentioned Katy Perry and it made me giggle. either one would be awesome.

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  2. They still have the internet in the future. I just commented in the future.

    JG

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  3. Love Game - Lady Gaga or any lady gaga song for that matter I'd just really wanna see what you guys will sound like covering a dance song like that.

    P.S. I like your shirt...where did you get it? ;)

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  4. I agree with Lady Gaga or Katy Perry.

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  5. I think a Lady Gaga would be interesting...so, I vote for one of those songs

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  6. oh my goodness, 3 keyboard cat moon shirt. :D

    i don't really like lady gaga, but you and jake would do a fantastic cover of any of her songs. "pokerface" would probly be the best bet.

    buuuuut how about.. "you belong with me" by taylor swift? it's #2 in the US, and while i haven't heard it, i'm sure a teenage girl's words sung by maniac would be great.

    can't wait for the next cover, whatever it is. (:

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  7. Katy Perry indeed!
    Or try and find a number 1 from this week,
    10 YEARS AGO!
    Screw the future,
    the past is where it's at baby.

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  8. Pokerface by Lady Gaga. It's at every fucking high school dance ever. I've also always wanted to hear Get Low by Lil Jon remixed into something with a melody...

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  9. I have no shame in saying I really enjoy Katy Perry's album, so that one would be pretty interesting. Also, there might be a lot of opportunities to promote that one. We shall talk soon.

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  10. either Love Game by Lady Gaga or Love STORY by Taylor Swift.

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  11. The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and The News

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  12. Number one on the Top 20 Australian Single Chart is Kate Miller Heidke's song Last Day On Earth. Can you make it a happy shiney song?

    Danielle (from the past)

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  13. You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift. A fun country song about a teenage girl thats in love with her best guy friend? so perfect.

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  15. why is everyone so all up about lady gaga, I'm sick of hearing her tbh - my suggestion is to make a nickleback song sound good (not really a challenge I know) they have "If Today Was Your Last Day" in the charts

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  16. I agree with the GaGa suggestions. She looks like she's from the future... Probably all people have both genitalia in the future. Oh, and any of her songs would be good to cover.

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  17. Do I get points for being all futuristic and requesting Lady GaGa two blogs ago? haha

    If your new rules say unanimity wins, then I put in another vote for GaGa. Paparazzi for me. Shawn, the first thing you need to do is get your ass up on Youtube and watch that video. The irony is a sad realism...and the song theme always reminds me of Shoot me in the smile. Ha, anyway.

    BUT, if you're going to take random requests too, then for the sake of corniness I say 'Maniac' by Michael Sembello. I don't know how much, or if, I enjoy that song, but you can't deny the appropriateness haha.

    For a sincere request that I would really like to hear you guys interpret I would say 'Man in the mirror' by Michael Jackson. One of my favorite songs ever.
    Both of these old ones were number 1s in the 80s by the way.

    Ok, I'm gonna make like a tree and get outta here. Please tell me someone got that joke. Back to the Future is one of the best fucking movies I've ever seen.

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  18. Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah. haha that would be interesting...

    i do agree with ppl above; before traveling to the future you should look back at the past.

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  19. to be honest i'm sick of hearing lady gaga covers...
    i was thinking that kings of leon song - use somebody - probably been number 1 for rock.

    covers of songs with distinctive vocals are interesting imo.

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  20. how about the beatles. a day in the life

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  21. Shawn and Jake saying, "I wanna take a ride on your disco stick." FTW

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  22. I agree with aarohead... A cover of Lady Gaga's Lovegame would be hilarious beyond words.

    I don't think anyone's really going to agree on an old song cause there are way too many really great ones... I think you guys should post a poll or something, maybe have the fans pick out a song from a certain list made of suggestions.. that may be somewhat helpful..

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  23. i think taylor swift would be interesting/funny. maybe you should try that out

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  24. WAY too many great old songs! Our little project with this blog is not to do a series of covers of the best songs in the world, but the #1 songs. As we all can't ignore, it is too rare that the two overlap. But massive amounts of people are connecting with any song that works it's way to the top of the charts. Jake and I were curious to investigate WHY people were drawn to these songs, and to find that essence that we might also be able to relate to, and then reinvent the sound and performance to see if we could connect with it.
    Our antics overshadow the sociological investigation here, I know, and mostly, we're just having a bit of fun. I CAN"T WAIT to show you guys our REAL SONGS!!!
    -Shawn

    ps- Jake, i don't know if i can say "ride your disco stick" and, uhm, truly connect. I'm leaning toward Taylor Swift.. she's #2 on the chart, and #1 in country.

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  25. I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE! By THE DARKNESS

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  26. hahahaha love games would be pretty interesting to hear covered by you guys. hmm, i do like the beatles suggestion as well. perhaps a blast from the past would be nice for a change.

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  27. The First Time by Family Force Five, Or any of their songs.

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  28. As horrible as it must, must be, Miley Cyrus' Party in the USA is the #1 sold on itunes today, so that kind of counts, right? I think it would be hilarious (and incredible) for you to turn this around Maniac style.

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  30. I beg you to lean toward Taylor Swift no longer. It's so miserably worthless. The number one song on the US iTunes store is "Run This Town" by Jay-Z, featuring Rihanna and Kanye West. Have you ever considered covering a rap song?


    And your threadless shirt makes my heart sing...

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  31. Aaaw, Taylor Swift always has sweet songs...but you'd have to sing as teenage girls, or change the she's to he's and be teenage boys - maybe go BACK in time for that one?
    Alternatively, you could be yourselves and be in love with your best friend who is a boy, probably 10 years younger than you, and compete for his heart with his girlfriend who is cheerleader.

    Only you guys could make that shit work.

    P.S. When you said that stuff about "sociological investigation" I was like Ohhhh, I get it! that's really interesting and shows how much you're not a cover band haha. The antics are great anyway and kinda freaky...in a good way.

    and dude, I don't think you know how much we wanna hear the new songs!

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  32. I think Taylor Swift might be an interesting choice.

    Shawn, we need to do something special for this one.

    Taylor Swift it is!

    JG

    Thanks for all your suggestions everyone.

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  33. .....taylor swift? please dear god no. hahahaha

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  34. Maybe something by This Is My Suitcase -- your guest spot on their song is fun and they have a new album coming out soon.

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  35. Ok screw Lady Gaga. Please don't do lovegame. However, if anyone could save that song you two could.

    Suggestions:

    Don't Trust Me - 3Oh!3
    21 Guns - Green Day
    Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry

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  36. OH NO. D: I've gotten here too late.

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  37. Ok. Just watched the video for Taylor Swift's You Belong With Me.

    Even I can admit that was SO fucking cute. I'm starting to warm up to the idea at least.

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  38. yay! i suggested taylor swift! can't wait to hear the cover.. in my opinion, you shouldn't change the "he"s to "she"s. it would make it more interesting to keep the original lyrics.
    i'm sure you'll have fun connecting to the idea of a teenage girl's fluttering heart. (:

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  39. hahaha are you sure "HE wears high heels,He wears short skirts, He's cheer captain" isnt more interesting?
    Sarahtonin's right, Taylor Swift's songs grows on you like some cute vine. Love Story was addictive.

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  40. @Kal - ahahaha, you have a point there..

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  42. suggestions for next time...RICH GIRL -- HALL AND OATES. NOW. please.
    or Hungry Eyes. that'd be a lot of fun. Take On Me by Aha. that one Jerk song. "I'm Shinin" by the pack. SEPERATE WAYS by Journey. this is a train of thought comment. hm, Circus by Britney Spears. Sweet Caroline! Burnin Up by the Jonas Brothers...uhmmm...that one Birthday Sex song! The Pokemon theme...and I think that's about it. haha. OH! Diva by Beyonce or a Michael Jackson song.

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  43. actually at the moment there's a miley cyrus song that's number 1 on itunes.
    that could be interesting.

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  44. i feel an interpretation of a song by any of the disney stars would be pretty amazing. (jonas brothers-burning up, hannah montana/miley cyrus, demi lovato, and the list goes on and on and on.)

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  45. I vote for an Eminem song... That'd be completely interesting and funny. 'Hello' by Eminem, Slim shady, Marshal Mathers.

    BAM.
    :)

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  46. 21 Guns or Know Your Enemy by Green Day. XD
    mostly because they are both on the charts right now and I think that if you covered Green Day I'd cream my undies. ~~

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  47. Yo Shawn! its Matty Mac from Cleveland and Risd-how ru doing? i might be to late for this but i have some suggestions

    My president is black-JayZ

    Every Girl-lil wayne (haha-would be cool)
    the girl aboves suggestion of eminem is cool
    Lost Boyz-Notorious BIG-this song is really worth checking out

    California love-2Pac
    Day N night-kid Cudi
    or
    I got soul- The Killers
    peacebone-Animal Collective

    Well, hope this helps! please consider some of these because i think they would be great

    See you on the 23rd!

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  48. Oh so glad Taylor Swift was chosen. It truly is one of my favorite songs ever and just managed to crawl its way to being the top song played on my iTunes, an intense feat. Goodness, I miss you Shawn, I think blowing off Warped in San Diego just became official. See you next week and I can't wait to hear You Belong With Me!

    Justine

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  49. We have the same shirt, what an odd, odd coincidence.
    And I'm definitely feelin' some Lady Gaga, your cover of that pop star chick would be amazing, I feel it in my bones

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  50. All Theses Things That Iv'e Done by The Killers would be great!

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  51. Good Girls Go Bad - Cobra Starship.
    That would be really cool.

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  52. I would like to echo Morgan Elaine.

    If you guys redid Birthday Sex it would make my day. Oh my gosh, I would listen to your remake until my ears bled. laksdjfal;kdsjf

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  53. If you did birthday sex it'd totally be perfect right now because it's my birthday today. XD I just turned 18

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  54. If you do a song by Miley Cyrus, I will cry. Please, please, please don't do it.

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  55. I say you either do Party In the USA by Miley Cyrus (or Hannah Montana?) strictly because (1) its number one on iTunes, and (2) you can do it better. That, or Use Somebody, by Kings of Leon. Or Knocked Up, by Kings of Leon.

    ...or all of them. hahahaha

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  56. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JPPsfBeyS8

    NSYNC-SPACE COWBOY. PLEASE. I don't even know if this song even CHARTED, but a cover of this would probably make my life.

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  57. Oh, I see you already chose Taylor Swift. Another excellent choice. Perhaps you could save NSYNC for next time.

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  58. blink just got back together and they have a bunch of old number ones... could be interesting to hear your version of one of them

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  59. Lady Gaga? Taylor Swift? Katy Perry? Fuck that. I want to hear you guys remake that Fire Burnin' song. I don't exactly know who sings it or if that's even what it's called, but that would defninitely be a good time.


    I was just informed that it may or may not be by Sean Kingston. Who knows...do it anyways!

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  60. definitely waking up in vegas by katy perry!

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  61. PLEASE do THE KINGS OF LEON "Sex on Fire"!!!! I would love to see what you guys could do with this song!!!!

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  62. this song from an old oakland band.. the locals? follow the lights home. i sure would love to hear shawn's rendition of it.

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  63. oh oh totally do 'MANIAC' from the movie Flashdance!

    LOL. amazing.

    (yeah i know its an oldie and not a number 1 etc etc, but hey, you make the rules.)

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  64. I know this thread is a bit on the old side but I've just found all this craziness so apologies for my lateness.
    #1s are cool and all but when I hear a good cover, I'm all about the revival of some awesome songs from my youth.
    The two that come to mind are "In Your Eyes" Peter Gabriel of Say Anything fame or I think maybe some Psychedelic Furs "Love My Way" just another thought.
    Cheers boys

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  65. scissor sisters- I Don't Feel like Dancin'

    sweet- Ballroom Blitz.

    anything by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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  66. i have a suggestion, shawn.

    lets make out.

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