What's funnier: A white indie girl turning a mainstream hiphop song by Nelly into a low-key indie song, or... a white mainstream pop girl turning a mainstream hiphop song by Fergie into a piano-led sad ballad?
I just discovered Jenny Owen Youngs' take on Nelly's "Hot in Herre", the original of which took the world by storm back in 2002 by telling all the hot girls to take off all their clothes. Jenny Owen Youngs' take on the song, hilariously placed in the Arctic, is here:
This reminded me, in a big way, of Alanis Morissette's amusing stunt for last year's April Fools Day, parodying Fergie's "My Humps" without changing a word of it by turning it into a sad piano piece and showcasing the lyrics - which are, of course, absolutely terrible. The following video, 'Alanis-izing' the original, never ever gets old:
Buy Jenny Owen Youngs' Take Off All Your Clothes EP (featuring 'Hot in Herre') in mp3 format.
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