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13th May '17 9:15:53 PM wolftickets1969
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* Music/{{Adele}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjJUxczKAYE take on]] Music/TheCure's "Lovesong".
27th Mar '17 6:32:58 AM Adept
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* Done for laughs in PawDugan's [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/paw/lyrical Lyrical Poetry]], where he reads songs like poems - among others, [[Music/{{Disturbed}} "Down with the Sickness"]], [[Music/{{Slayer}} "Raining Blood"]], and [[Music/TheBeatles "I Am]] [[WordSaladLyrics the Walrus"]].

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* Done for laughs in PawDugan's WebVideo/PawDugan's [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/paw/lyrical Lyrical Poetry]], where he reads songs like poems - among others, [[Music/{{Disturbed}} "Down with the Sickness"]], [[Music/{{Slayer}} "Raining Blood"]], and [[Music/TheBeatles "I Am]] [[WordSaladLyrics the Walrus"]].
27th Mar '17 5:31:47 AM Gemfyre
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* The opening theme song of ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'' is a slow, creepy rendition of Rogers & Hamerstien's Edelweiss.
4th Mar '17 5:09:34 AM NWolfman
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* It's become increasingly common for movie trailers to use Gothic covers of innocent pop songs, usually played in a minor key, to sound more epic and dramatic. Notable examples include Music/{{Beyonce}}'s "Crazy In Love" for ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' and Music/TheCarpenters' "We've Only Just Begun" for ''Series/ChildhoodsEnd''.
22nd Feb '17 2:49:38 PM eroock
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* Episode 3 of 'Series/StrangerThings'' ends with Creator/PeterGabriel's softer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsvuipGq2ns rendition]] of Creator/DavidBovie's "Heroes".

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* Episode 3 of 'Series/StrangerThings'' ''Series/StrangerThings'' ends with Creator/PeterGabriel's softer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsvuipGq2ns rendition]] of Creator/DavidBovie's Creator/DavidBowie's "Heroes".
22nd Feb '17 2:48:49 PM eroock
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* Episode 3 of 'Series/StrangerThings'' ends with Creator/PeterGabriel's softer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsvuipGq2ns rendition]] of Creator/DavidBovie's "Heroes".




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* ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' regularly features various famous songs redone by Vonda Shephard and performed on the show. Particularly notable was Bing Crosby's ''Swing On A Star'', slowed down and emphasizing the "Pig" part of the song.
* John Henry and Savannah Weaver singing a bleak ''a capella'' version of "Donald Whaur's Yer Troosers" at the end of an episode of ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', which fooled a couple of fans into thinking it was a genuine archaic folk song.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''
** Ted singing a slow, acoustic version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEYcfHoWm2s "Hey Ya" at Janitor's wedding]]. Actually quite pretty.
** They did the same thing to the ''Series/SesameStreet'' theme song. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx4chPKwcbY It was horridly depressing, because of the context.]] (If you can't follow the link, an already sad and wistful cover is juxtaposed with a patient's death, JD reflecting on the lessons ''Sesame Street'' taught him, and evidence that the new interns haven't learned those lessons at all. ''Can'' you tell him how to get to Sesame Street?)
* ''Series/TheStoryOfTracyBeaker'' had a slower, more sombre piano rendition of the theme song, that would play over more poignant moments, mostly revolving around Tracy and [[ParentalAbandonment her absent mother]].
* ''Series/{{Glee}}''
** Rachel and Shelby singing their beautiful and slow rendition of..."[[Music/LadyGaga Poker Face]]". Nobody's sure what the meaning was changed to though and it's still considered an incredibly odd choice for [[spoiler: a girl and her surrogate mother]] to sing together.
** Finn sings a version of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" (which was the original arrangement, although Cyndi Lauper's upbeat pop version is more popular).
** Kurt sang ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'''s version of "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
** Blaine sang a slowed down version of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" in the fourth season.
*** During the season five episode "The Quarterback," Puck's tribute is the slow, acoustic version of Springsteen's "No Surrender."
* ''Series/HappyDays'': Joanie and Chachi go on a local ''AmericanBandstand''-esque show, but the trend is now for folk music and J and C do classic 50s rock. What to do? Sing "Come Go With Me" v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y, using just a guitar rather than the full band.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': If you listen closely, "The Doctor's Theme" from Series 1-4 is a an ''extremely'' slow version of the first several phrases of the show's OpeningTheme.
** From Actor/MattSmith's run, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8Bz5Srw28c "A Sad Man With a Box"]] is a slowed down version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH5qYqgqD3I "A Mad Man With a Box"]]
** In "[[DoctorWhoS34E8MummyOnTheOrientExpress Mummy On The Orient Express]]", Foxes sings a mid-tempo jazz cover of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-OTYT02W7E "Don't Stop Me Now"]] by Music/{{Queen}}.
* [[Series/LateNight Jimmy Fallon]] and Music/BruceSpringsteen performed a Music/NeilYoung-style cover of Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair".
** Also on the same show, Music/AliciaKeys took it UpToEleven with a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW2NuxOC8fU soulful rendition]] of the GummiBears theme song.
* Michelle Branch performed a softer and slower version of her song "Goodbye to You" for her guest appearance on the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Tabula Rasa" - a version that actually fits the emotion of the lyrics better than the poppier radio/album version.
** In the first season finale "Prophecy Girl", after Buffy defeats the Master, a slow-tempo version of the show's main theme plays on the soundtrack.
* In an episode of ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'', Felix writes a bouncy, upbeat song for Jaye P. Morgan, but she performs it in a slow, dramatic style instead.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' including acoustic renditions of four of it's five battle themes, three of which fit this trope, but special mention goes to the acoustic version of "Cyclone Effect", [[spoiler: as it is played over Philip's death in episode 48]].
* The closing credits for ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' feature a slower tempo version of the main theme, called "The Love Theme from [=MST3K=]".
* ''Series/UnderbellyRazor'' featured in its soundtrack covers of [[AnachronismStew more familiar music from the latter part of the 20th century]], adapted somewhat to fit the setting, or the atmosphere, rather than [[RecurringRiff stereotypical 1920s speakeasy music]]. Promos for the series, however, featured an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXA7BPLP-mQ adaptation of Tainted Love]] with a female voice singing the lyrics, ranging from seductively breathy to daemonic scream, with accompanying music that sounds more like Marilyn Mansons' version.
* Episode 3 of 'Series/StrangerThings'' ends with Creator/PeterGabriel's softer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsvuipGq2ns rendition]] of Creator/DavidBovie's "Heroes".
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' regularly features various famous songs redone by Vonda Shephard and performed on the show. Particularly notable was Bing Crosby's ''Swing On A Star'', slowed down and emphasizing the "Pig" part of the song.
* John Henry and Savannah Weaver singing a bleak ''a capella'' version of "Donald Whaur's Yer Troosers" at the end of an episode of ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', which fooled a couple of fans into thinking it was a genuine archaic folk song.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''
** Ted singing a slow, acoustic version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEYcfHoWm2s "Hey Ya" at Janitor's wedding]]. Actually quite pretty.
** They did the same thing to the ''Series/SesameStreet'' theme song. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx4chPKwcbY It was horridly depressing, because of the context.]] (If you can't follow the link, an already sad and wistful cover is juxtaposed with a patient's death, JD reflecting on the lessons ''Sesame Street'' taught him, and evidence that the new interns haven't learned those lessons at all. ''Can'' you tell him how to get to Sesame Street?)
* ''Series/TheStoryOfTracyBeaker'' had a slower, more sombre piano rendition of the theme song, that would play over more poignant moments, mostly revolving around Tracy and [[ParentalAbandonment her absent mother]].
* ''Series/{{Glee}}''
** Rachel and Shelby singing their beautiful and slow rendition of..."[[Music/LadyGaga Poker Face]]". Nobody's sure what the meaning was changed to though and it's still considered an incredibly odd choice for [[spoiler: a girl and her surrogate mother]] to sing together.
** Finn sings a version of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" (which was the original arrangement, although Cyndi Lauper's upbeat pop version is more popular).
** Kurt sang ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'''s version of "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
** Blaine sang a slowed down version of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" in the fourth season.
*** During the season five episode "The Quarterback," Puck's tribute is the slow, acoustic version of Springsteen's "No Surrender."
* ''Series/HappyDays'': Joanie and Chachi go on a local ''AmericanBandstand''-esque show, but the trend is now for folk music and J and C do classic 50s rock. What to do? Sing "Come Go With Me" v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y, using just a guitar rather than the full band.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': If you listen closely, "The Doctor's Theme" from Series 1-4 is a an ''extremely'' slow version of the first several phrases of the show's OpeningTheme.
** From Actor/MattSmith's run, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8Bz5Srw28c "A Sad Man With a Box"]] is a slowed down version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH5qYqgqD3I "A Mad Man With a Box"]]
** In "[[DoctorWhoS34E8MummyOnTheOrientExpress Mummy On The Orient Express]]", Foxes sings a mid-tempo jazz cover of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-OTYT02W7E "Don't Stop Me Now"]] by Music/{{Queen}}.
* [[Series/LateNight Jimmy Fallon]] and Music/BruceSpringsteen performed a Music/NeilYoung-style cover of Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair".
** Also on the same show, Music/AliciaKeys took it UpToEleven with a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW2NuxOC8fU soulful rendition]] of the GummiBears theme song.
* Michelle Branch performed a softer and slower version of her song "Goodbye to You" for her guest appearance on the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Tabula Rasa" - a version that actually fits the emotion of the lyrics better than the poppier radio/album version.
** In the first season finale "Prophecy Girl", after Buffy defeats the Master, a slow-tempo version of the show's main theme plays on the soundtrack.
* In an episode of ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'', Felix writes a bouncy, upbeat song for Jaye P. Morgan, but she performs it in a slow, dramatic style instead.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' including acoustic renditions of four of it's five battle themes, three of which fit this trope, but special mention goes to the acoustic version of "Cyclone Effect", [[spoiler: as it is played over Philip's death in episode 48]].
* The closing credits for ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' feature a slower tempo version of the main theme, called "The Love Theme from [=MST3K=]".
* ''Series/UnderbellyRazor'' featured in its soundtrack covers of [[AnachronismStew more familiar music from the latter part of the 20th century]], adapted somewhat to fit the setting, or the atmosphere, rather than [[RecurringRiff stereotypical 1920s speakeasy music]]. Promos for the series, however, featured an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXA7BPLP-mQ adaptation of Tainted Love]] with a female voice singing the lyrics, ranging from seductively breathy to daemonic scream, with accompanying music that sounds more like Marilyn Mansons' version.
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22nd Feb '17 2:47:53 PM eroock
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* Episode 3 of 'Series/StrangerThings'' ends with Creator/PeterGabriel's softer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsvuipGq2ns rendition]] of Creator/DavidBovie's "Heroes".
22nd Feb '17 9:19:23 AM gewunomox
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* Minnie Driver (of all people) gave this treatment to BruceSpringsteen's muscular, anthemic "Hungry Heart" (of all songs) on her first album (yes, she's released more than one).

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* Minnie Driver (of all people) gave this treatment to BruceSpringsteen's Music/BruceSpringsteen's muscular, anthemic "Hungry Heart" (of all songs) on her first album (yes, she's released more than one).
3rd Feb '17 8:26:28 PM wolftickets1969
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* Prom Queen covered Music/{{Madonna}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guYvX6ZKhcQ "Justify My Love"]] {{in the style of}} [[TheFifties '50s]] [[DanceOfRomance slow dance]], and Concrete Blonde's [[https://soundcloud.com/prom-queen-1/joey-concrete-blonde "Joey"]] as an acoustic guitar ballad, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHFmfWRYb-I which CB themselves also did]].

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* Prom Queen covered have produced softer and slower covers of:
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Music/{{Madonna}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guYvX6ZKhcQ "Justify My Love"]] Love"]], {{in the style of}} [[TheFifties '50s]] [[DanceOfRomance slow dance]], and dance]]
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Concrete Blonde's [[https://soundcloud.com/prom-queen-1/joey-concrete-blonde "Joey"]] "Joey"]], as an acoustic guitar country ballad, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHFmfWRYb-I which CB themselves also did]].did]].
** Music/DavidBowie's [[https://soundcloud.com/prom-queen-1/lets-dance-david-bowie "Let's Dance"]], [[InMemoriam in honor of his 70th birthday and the first anniversary of his death.]]
26th Jan '17 10:49:46 PM CJCroen1393
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* ''[[Music/{{Vocaloid}} The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku]]'' is almost always done [[MotorMouth at a fast-paced, confusing melody]], regardless of who's singing it (contrary to the title, none of the lyrics specifically mention Miku's name, so the song can be covered by any Vocaloid if the need arises), but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UfytTsLpFM one]] cover by [[{{Samurai}} Gakupo]] is sung at a much slower pitch and sounds more like a bittersweet ballad. Considering the [[CharacterDeath implied subject matter]], this kind of makes it [[FaceDeathWithDignity even sadder]].
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