Monday, 11 September 2017

Fantasy Cover Version #6 - if Tony Bennett covered "Anarchy in the UK"...

A blog series that you can contribute to...

Here's the gist. I want to hear about your fantasy cover versions. Simply make the case for the cover version that you'd love to hear but, fairly obviously, does not actually exist. And send me that case, here. By case, I mean explain why artist X covering song Y would be good, don't just send me their respective names.

Sixth guest contributor is Mark who, you may remember, contributed last week's Lisa Hannigan FCV. You may also remember that Mark is a brilliantly talented writer whose latest collection of short stories, Process of Elimination, definitely deserves your attention. Anyway, what of his second FCV, I hear you ask? Mark writes:

My other choice (and just to prove I haven't gone completely soft) would be for Tony Bennett to do a cover of Anarchy in the UK, sung to the tune of I Get a Kick Out of You.

My reasoning being that it would upset and annoy a large and satisfyingly diverse amount of people, which - if you think about it - is far truer to the subversive spirit of punk than any of the attempted revivals. Also, it would make a wonderful Christmas Number One.

An inspired choice from Mark that deserves a bonus +13 kudos points for the idea of singing one song to the tune of another, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue style. Brilliant.

Think you can suggest a fantasy cover version this good? Then please, try your luck. The list of past submissions may inspire you.


  1. Aha, inspired! Yes, I can imagine it, it kinda fit pretty well. It also prompts the thought of John Lydon singing I Get A Kick Out Of You to the tune of Anarchy, which I think would work equally well, with a nice emphasis on the word 'kick' perhaps. And then I started thinking about a mash-up of the two of them too. And then a duet. Oh, the possibilities...

    1. Nice! I hadn't thought of the reverse, with John crooning (sort of)... but now you've mentioned it, I can't stop imagining it!

    2. P.S. You also get +13 kudos points.

  2. I suspect Tony and John would get on rather well