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27th Jul '16 4:27:52 PM Tudor
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* A recent Broadway revival of "Godspell" took the bouncy, hope-filled "Beautiful City" and made it a slow, acoustic song - which many fans believe gave the song more depth and resonance
23rd Jul '16 9:04:28 AM nombretomado
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* AmandaPalmer (formerly of The Dresden Dolls) wrote a song ("[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C17yfGyJjM Oasis]]") about a girl who is raped at a party and decides to get an abortion. The catch? It's an [[LyricalDissonance upbeat 60's-style ditty]], and the girl is super excited because Oasis answered her fan letter and sent her a photograph ("It's autographed and everything!"). The networks did not like it. At all. The other catch? The song is ''based on her own experiences'', because she considers humor a perfectly healthy way of dealing with trauma. Just as a statement, Amanda regularly plays about 30 seconds of a ridiculously moody, minor-key version of the song during concerts before switching back to the regular upbeat version.

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* AmandaPalmer Music/AmandaPalmer (formerly of The Dresden Dolls) wrote a song ("[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C17yfGyJjM Oasis]]") about a girl who is raped at a party and decides to get an abortion. The catch? It's an [[LyricalDissonance upbeat 60's-style ditty]], and the girl is super excited because Oasis answered her fan letter and sent her a photograph ("It's autographed and everything!"). The networks did not like it. At all. The other catch? The song is ''based on her own experiences'', because she considers humor a perfectly healthy way of dealing with trauma. Just as a statement, Amanda regularly plays about 30 seconds of a ridiculously moody, minor-key version of the song during concerts before switching back to the regular upbeat version.
10th Jul '16 8:25:13 PM Discar
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* Exceedingly common among genre film trailers in UsefulNotes/TheNewTens, with examples such as ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' and ''Film/SuicideSquad'' springing to mind. It could be argued that ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' 's teaser was the kickoff point for this trend.

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* Exceedingly common among genre film trailers in UsefulNotes/TheNewTens, with examples such as ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' and ''Film/SuicideSquad'' ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' springing to mind. It could be argued that ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' 's teaser was the kickoff point for this trend.
22nd Jun '16 5:22:54 AM gewunomox
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* Walk into any department store, [[TheElevatorFromIpanema they often play muzak covers of this sort for famous pop songs]]. You might encounter a slower, softer version of [[TheRollingStones Start Me Up]], or Mr Mister's Broken Wings.

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* Walk into any department store, [[TheElevatorFromIpanema they often play muzak covers of this sort for famous pop songs]]. You might encounter a slower, softer version of [[TheRollingStones [[Music/TheRollingStones Start Me Up]], or Mr Mister's Broken Wings.
21st Jun '16 7:27:15 PM gewunomox
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* [[Series/LateNight Jimmy Fallon]] and BruceSpringsteen performed a NeilYoung-style cover of Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair".

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* [[Series/LateNight Jimmy Fallon]] and BruceSpringsteen performed a NeilYoung-style Music/NeilYoung-style cover of Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair".
4th Jun '16 7:51:53 PM gewunomox
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* Music/{{Calexico}} also has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGTM2s9hfBU a very stripped down acoustic version]] of TheClash's "Guns of Brixton."

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* Music/{{Calexico}} also has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGTM2s9hfBU a very stripped down acoustic version]] of TheClash's Music/TheClash's "Guns of Brixton."
4th Jun '16 6:31:43 PM gewunomox
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* Music/ToriAmos does this with most of her covers, turning them into low-key, piano-driven ballads. Her earlier successes with this treatment include [[{{Music/Nirvana}} "Smells Like Teen Spirit"]] and [[{{REM}} "Losing My Religion"]]. Her cover album ''Strange Little Girls'' had some of these (i.e. [[Music/DepecheMode "Enjoy the Silence"]], [[Music/TomWaits "Time"]], "I Don't Like Mondays", [[Music/{{Slayer}} "Raining Blood"]] & "Real Men").

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* Music/ToriAmos does this with most of her covers, turning them into low-key, piano-driven ballads. Her earlier successes with this treatment include [[{{Music/Nirvana}} "Smells Like Teen Spirit"]] and [[{{REM}} [[Music/{{REM}} "Losing My Religion"]]. Her cover album ''Strange Little Girls'' had some of these (i.e. [[Music/DepecheMode "Enjoy the Silence"]], [[Music/TomWaits "Time"]], "I Don't Like Mondays", [[Music/{{Slayer}} "Raining Blood"]] & "Real Men").
24th May '16 3:49:45 PM bobfrank
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* [[Music/OzzyOsbourne Crazy Train]] [[BetterThanItSounds works surprisingly well]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFAL2nTOQ-Q as a sad, quiet, introspective ballad.]]
4th May '16 5:30:22 PM aye_amber
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* Another famous and awe-inspiring use of this trope was JohnnyCash's take on the NineInchNails' "Hurt." While the original wasn't upbeat, it was definitely much louder and more aggressive than [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o22eIJDtKho Cash's rendition]].

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* Another famous and awe-inspiring use of this trope was JohnnyCash's Music/JohnnyCash's take on the NineInchNails' Music/NineInchNails' "Hurt." While the original wasn't upbeat, it was definitely much louder and more aggressive than [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o22eIJDtKho Cash's rendition]].
2nd May '16 7:43:36 AM Briguy52748
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* In 1976, Music/NeilSedaka released a slow ballad version of his 1962 hit "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do. It reached No. 8 on the charts, making him the first artist to reach the Top 10 with two different versions of the same song.

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* In 1976, Music/NeilSedaka released a slow ballad version of his 1962 hit "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do. It reached No. 8 on the charts, making him the first artist to reach the Top 10 with two different versions of the same song. The 1962 original is a typical breakup song of the era, with the protagonist reeling from a just-ended relationship; the 1976 hit version revisits the same breakup, and in essence is a reflection of the relationship years later.


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* Music/RebaMcEntire famously covered the Everly Brothers' 1960 pop hit "Cathy's Clown," turning it from two yukksters joking about how a young man is the butt of Cathy's cruel treatment to a symathetic third-party observer who wants him for real.
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