If movies can have sequels, why can’t songs? After all, the film industry stole the idea of remakes from the music world (this is pure speculation). And Aerosmith did create a song trilogy (Amazin’, Cryin’, and Crazy).
I don’t know who’s to blame for the concept of reboots…
Anywhoistoblameforsampling, here are a few songs that are follow-ups – see if you can guess the originals:
1) The Limousines’ Internet Killed the Video Star
2) Veruca Salt’s Volcano Girls
3) Rihanna and Eminem’s Love the Way You Lie (Part II)
4) Third Eye Blind’s Semi-Charmed Life
5) Peter Schilling’s Major Tom (Coming Home)
(As usual, answers – and some explaining – after the jump.)
1) The Buggles’ Video Killed the Radio Star
This one, I hope, is obvious.
2) Veruca Salt’s Seether
3) Eminem and Rihanna’s Love the Way You Lie
This one, I also hope, is obvious.
4) Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wild Side
Stephan Jenkins has stated that Semi-Charmed Life‘ was penned as San Francisco’s response to the Lou Reed song Walk on the Wild Side. 3EB even took Reed’s “doot doot doot doots” and Jenkins‘ vocal delivery was an acknowledgment of the growing interest in hip-hop within the San Francisco music scene.
5) David Bowie’s Space Oddity