January 21, 2008
After they desecrated “Revolution”, Rascal Flatts doesn’t have the right to complain about people covering their songs, though I imagine this quickly rising pop hit will not go over well with their die-hard fans:
There was a trend in the nineties of taking classic eighties pop ballads and turning them into dance hits, creating a novelty for listeners who remembered the original. It was done to “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Time after Time” with popular results, even if the original charm of the songs were lost in the translation.
There’s something oddly appropriate about doing the same to a Rascal Flatts hit, since they land somewhere between Styx and Wham! on the eighties wimp-rock scale. That Cascada’s take on their hit shows a steely resolve that the mushy, dignity-free Gary LeVox couldn’t muster on the original? The icing on the cake, my friends!
Then again, at least Flatts didn’t attempt to disco up their own hit. Remember when Reba took a shot at club immortality?
While you’re wiping away the tears of laughter, try to process this: it actually went to #2 on the dance chart. Get out! Get out!
At least she didn’t try to jump on the Peace Train: