Friday, October 31, 2014

You Recorded Haddaway's "What Is Love" as a Ballad? Freel?

Yes, she did. One of the all-time classic dance grooves from the 1990's, What is Love, released in 1993, has been given a 2014 upgrade (in some record exec's mind, not mine)... here's the original in video form at YouTube: What is Love 1993

The song was made super popular a few years later when Jim Carrey, Chris Kattan, and Will Ferrell created this skit on Saturday Night Live (same characters minus Jim Carrey's were later in a thinly-plotted movie called "Night at the Roxbury").

Now we come to the new version... same melody, but without the synthesizers and female vocalized bass lines and counter-melodies to drive it, what's the point? This person performed the song on the Conan O'Brien Show, and at its end when the show was broadcast I could almost read Conan's lips asking her, "What made you choose this song?"

Kiesza - What is Love?

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