There’s been some bizarre covers in pop music history, but this might win the prize.
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In 1984 there was a TV show known as KIDS Incorporated. A precursor to today’s Kidz Bop Kids phenomenon, the show featured precocious young tykes singing the pop hits of the day, no matter how ridiculous they sounded singing the lyrics.
Exhibit A: Jennifer Love Hewitt, at 10 years old, belting out Peter Gabriel’s ultra-dramatic “Don’t Give Up,” looking like she’s about ready to commit suicide.
Or how about Stacy Ferguson, now known to the world as Fergie, singing “Say You, Say Me,” to a clown.
KIDS Incorporated stayed on the air until 1993. Who knows…one day, it could make a comeback; it might even be a monster hit. But for now, nostalgia doesn’t come much stranger.