I Can't Go For That / You Give Love A Bad Name Mashup ~ Hall & Oates/Bon Jovi Cover (A 3-Woman Band)

I’m so glad somebody suggested I cover Hall & Oates! I hadn’t yet covered any of their songs, as at the time of the song’s release way back when, I was more into metal music🤘 But the more I listened to this song, the more I loved the infectious melody and the groove ~ their use of interesting chord progressions intrigued me and I thoroughly enjoyed learning this song. 

And then… while I was learning the bass line for the verse, it sounded an awful lot like an 80s song I listened to INCESSANTLY as a teen… Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name” 🤪 So I started playing with mashing the two songs together and came up with the video you see.

PLUS… 💡Did You Know???💡 Reportedly, during the creation of the “We Are The World” recording in the 1980s, Michael Jackson approached Darryl Hall and told him, “I hope you don’t mind. I stole the groove for “I Can’t Go For That” for my song “Billie Jean!” 🤯

And if you listen carefully, you can hear that the bass line in the verses (on the original Hall & Oates version), is very close to Billie Jean. I made it even closer to Billie Jean’s bass line in my version. I toyed with including a bit of Billy Jean’s vocal in this mashup, but it didn’t transition well, so I focused on:
Hall & Oates + Bon Jovi = MAGIC! 🦄💗