Friday Night Videos: Strange Covers

Alanis Morissette: My Humps (2007)

“My Humps” is one of the most annoying songs in recent memory, but Alanis Morissette has taken it and, by turning it into a slow ballad, shown us the sad person underneath the happy clown makeup. She lays bare the pathos that is at the heart of

I can’t finish typing that, I’m laughing too hard. When this song first appeared on that there computer internet, people debated whether this was a serious cover or not. The video makes it clear that Alanis is taking the piss.

Hurra Torpedo: Total Eclipse of the Heart (1995)

At least for this moment, Wikipedia describes Hurra Tornado as “Norway’s most famous kitchen appliance band”. That seems about right. And no one covers Bonnie Tyler like hirsute Norwegians whaling away on kitchen appliances. For more, see their live performance of “All The Things She Said”.

Bonus video time!

If this video confuses you, you’ll need to go watch an episode of “Dora the Explorer”. As Maraka says, “Don’t question it, just do it!”