Which means that posting by moi will likely be sporadic for a few days (and the damage to my liver incalcuable).
But in the meantime, here's a fun project to tide us all over:
BEST POST-ELVIS POP/ROCK SONG WITH THE WORD "MAN" OR "WOMAN" IN THE TITLE!!!!!!
You guys rarely play by the rules, so let me simply say anyway that songs with the titular words "boy" or "girl" are clearly inelegible (with the exception of the number four entry below, for obvious reasons).
Okay, here's my totally top of my head Top Six:
6. Smashing Pumpkins -- Enter Sandman
Yes, I needed an excuse to work Billy Corgin into the list for like the fifteenth time. But I have it on good authority that Smashing Pumpkins did in fact cover this, even if there's no video evidence. You can Google if you don't believe me.
5. Deep Purple -- Woman From Tokyo
Were these guys the worst dressed major band of all time or what?
4. Urge Overkill -- Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon
From the Pulp Fiction soundtrack, obviously. These guys took a load of shit back in the day for not being sufficiently ironic when covering Neil Diamond. You know what? It's a great song...unironically.
3. Black Sabbath -- Iron Man
This clip is better than the Robert Downey movie. I'm not kiddingabout this!!!
2. Gene Pitney -- The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
I prefer the John Otway version, but this will do in a pinch.
And the bestest ever song with man or woman in the title, it's not even close so don't bug me already, is obviously --
1. Peter and Gordon -- Woman
At the height of Beatlemania Paul McCartney gave this to P&G under a pseudonym, the idea being to see if it would be a hit even if nobody knew it was written by a Beatle. Sure enough, it was, although if memory serves the secret didn't stay secret for long.
Awright then -- what would your choices be?
[Shameless Blogwhore: My parallel Cinema Listomania is now up over at Box Office. As always, if you could see your way to going over there and leaving a comment, an angel gets its wings.]