Bad Covers of Bad Songs: Ebony and Ivory

Stevie-paul It's funny.  I like Stevie Wonder.  I like The Beatles.  Take a Beatle who isn't John Lennon away from the rest of the band and sit him down at a piano and sometimes things go…wrong?  I know a lot of people who love Ebony and Ivory, but I feel like it could be one of the biggest pieces of cheese ever created in the history of pop music.  It could feed an entire village, there's so much cheese.  When this duet from Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney hit the airwaves in 1982 it went straight to the top of the charts around the world.  McCartney and Wonder weren't even in the same studio when the song was recorded, which is too bad since if they were they might have been able talk some sense into each other and skip this one.

Our cover this week comes from the band Flying Horses, who get marks for trying but thanks to a lack of vocal ability fall a little flat.

The Original:

 

The Cover:

About Jay Moon

Freelance writer guy. My ears love music. I'm a transplant recipient (October/2015), so I also give talks to the masses about that entire experience.

Posted on September 24, 2010, in Bad Covers of Bad Songs and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. You are black and I am white,
    You are blind as a bat and I have sight…
    Sorry, could’t resist.

  2. I actually tried to find a decent clip of that to include today, but no luck. Closest I found was this…


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