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Remaking Phil Collins

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Today marks the start of my summer remaking the song series. In place of the regular What’s Playing Wednesdays, I’ll be posting the original song and a current (sort of) remake of the song. Please keep in mind that the songs I pick are ones I love to listen to, but don’t necessarily know anything about the video (which is probably a good thing). And sorry, most of them are going to be metal or rock remakes. Please don’t leave me!! Come back! I promise they’re good covers!

Unlike movie remakes, I sometimes enjoy song remakes. I’m very serious about my music and have been known to attempt to put my foot through a speaker if I hear a remake that I hate. Or at the very least, scream and change the channel. It’s a passion and if you remake a song I love and you screw it up, I will loathe you forever and ever. That’s just how it goes. I can give you a million examples, but I’ll just stick to the ones I like.

Today’s song is one we’ve all heard. It’s probably one of Phil Collins’ most well-liked songs, In the Air Tonight. I remember when this song came out, it was an instant hit. Dark, brooding, but with such a catchy hook, it makes you want to listen to it at the highest volume and play air drums. Or is that just me? Cause I totally rock at air drums, air guitar, and air mic (yes, I pretend to sing as well).

One of the bands I’ve seen in concert, Nonpoint, remade this song and I think they did a pretty damn good job with it. They added a little more of a Latin slant to it and I think it gives this timeless song new life. What do you think?

The original:

The remake:


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