Last night American Idol again wasted the time of millions of viewers (self included) as we waited to see who got the boot off of the show. The entertainment was Frankie Avalon, Kellie Pickler and Flo Rida. Now how these three musical artists have anything in common is beyond me, but this certainly seemed like an off the wall mixture of music. Rapper Flo Rida performed an absolutely torrid version of the Dead or Alive classic, “You Spin Me Right Round”. How in the hell this song is in the top 10 in the pop charts is beyond me? While this song isn’t an exact remake, in my ears, the live version was terrible.
This song has been covered by many artists, and almost all of them have been better than this. How on earth do people listen to this stuff?
I am not a fan of this reformulated rap music at all. I guess in a certain sense, musical artists have been sampling songs like this for a long time. Kid Rock is one of the biggest offenders of this as of late, but at least his music is somewhat listenable.
Gemini Five and Dope have also remade this song. I will take their covers over the Flo Rida version any day of the week. Listen for yourself below!