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6th Aug '17 9:26:56 PM wolftickets1969
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* Former Bronski Beat frontman Jimmy Somerville reworked their formerly upbeat synthpop hit "Smalltown Boy" as a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwzpEfUqxPc somber piano ballad]] in 2014.
15th Jul '17 9:27:25 AM nombretomado
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** ''[[SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Black Knight]]'' has acoustic versions of "It Doesn't Matter" and "Believe in Myself" from the ''Adventure'' games. The soundtrack also contains "Seven Rings in Hand ~ Fairytales in Trance", a slower, even melancholy version of the hard-rocking ''Secret Rings'' theme, now performed by Bentley Jones. The slower speed causes the lyrics to be sung more powerfully, which means they [[WordSaladLyrics actually kinda make sense]].

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** ''[[SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Black Knight]]'' ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight'' has acoustic versions of "It Doesn't Matter" and "Believe in Myself" from the ''Adventure'' games. The soundtrack also contains "Seven Rings in Hand ~ Fairytales in Trance", a slower, even melancholy version of the hard-rocking ''Secret Rings'' theme, now performed by Bentley Jones. The slower speed causes the lyrics to be sung more powerfully, which means they [[WordSaladLyrics actually kinda make sense]].
19th Jun '17 4:33:04 PM jormis29
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* Bette Midler has one of Music/{{TLC}}'s "Waterfall" that emphasizes the lyrics more, while simultaneously [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning changing the meaning]] from a DrugsAreBad song into a simple song about a mother not wanting her son to grow up so fast.

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* Bette Midler Music/BetteMidler has one of Music/{{TLC}}'s "Waterfall" that emphasizes the lyrics more, while simultaneously [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning changing the meaning]] from a DrugsAreBad song into a simple song about a mother not wanting her son to grow up so fast.
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".
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