I’m so glad somebody suggested I cover Hall & Oates! I normally wouldn’t think to cover any of their songs, as I came to think of their hits as “cheesy” as I got more into metal 🤘as a (very judgmental) teenager. But the more I listened to this song, the more I loved the melody and the groove ~ their use of interesting chord progressions intrigued me and I enjoyed learning this song.
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” (which I now think is probably cheesier than the Hall & Oates! 😜) So I started playing around 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 my version, but it didn’t transition well. Some mashups work great, and others don’t flow together as well.