Top 10 Music Adaptations

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6. The Time (Dirty Bit), Black Eyed Peas:

The song was originally known as “The Time of My Life“ and was sung at the finale of the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. The 2010 Black Eyed Peas version redid the song, creating a hip hop like theme. The song was a good way to honour Patrick Swayze, while attracting new fans. The new version was viewed 100 million times on Youtube as of April 2011.

 

7. Killing Me Softly, Fugees:

Originally sung by Roberta Flack in 1971, this song was adapted by the Fugees. All in all, the song contributed to the Fugees` Grammy win for best album in 1995. The song reached No.2 on US Airplay charts.

 

8. Hava Nagila, Philip Kirkorov:

Philip Kirkorov in 2008 redid the song Hava Nagila in a defining way. He was successful at mixing it in 3 different languages (Russian, Hebrew and English). In this version, Kirkorov added small clips where that made the song differential from the previous versions.

 

9. No More Drama, Mary J. Blige:

The melody was originally titled “Cotton’s Dream” and was composed by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin Jr in 1971. In 1973, Botkin Jr. recreated the song for the Young and the Restless and titled it Nadia`s theme. Mary J. Blige successfully transformed the song in 2001, yet again. This was the modern version which peaked at No. 15 on the Billboards and No.9 in the United Kingdom. Daytime Emmy Awards used her song by reapplying it to the Young and the Restless` year in review.

 

10. Living on my Own, Hikaru Utada:

This J-Pop artist redid the 1985 Freddie Mercury song, Living on my Own in 2000. A previous remix was done in 1993 which led the song to be no.1 for two weeks in a row. This was the only song Freddie Mercury wrote and sang which hit no.1.

 

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