I want to hate this song but I can't; for now at least.
Just in case you got things
Just because someone remakes a song doesn't mean they're trying to out-do the original, they could just really like the song; but does that give them the right to actually do it? Some feel it's a way of introducing pioneers like Jones (and the late great Barry White, who was on the original) to a new, younger audience while others think certain songs "shouldn't ever be touched." Below, Dupri talks to MTV about the components included in remaking such a special song:
"It took a minute for me to even think about touching it."-Jermaine Dupri
Here's the original "Secret Garden":
Personally, I think some records are untouchable like Michael Jackson's "Rock With You", "We Are The World", and Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" (Although I must admit, I've had some ideas come into my mind for the last one) while others are "fair game"; Additionally, I feel if someone decides to remake a song, it has to actually be good. but you don't care about my opinion so what do you think? Here are some questions to consider:
Should a remake depend on whether the original is considered a classic or not? Should a song be remade if the original artist/collaborators are dead? Should remakes only be done by the original artist or with their consent? Should certain artist' body of work be off limits all together? Just a few questions to think about. Let me know what you think.
Side note: Samples aren't considered remakes in my book unless they use the same concept/idea for the record.
Props to Beats and Rants and MTV.