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7th Sep '17 12:31:29 AM narm00
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* Music/ElvisPresley performing Dusty Springfield's "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" turns out pretty well, since there's no specific pronouns used. But regardless of gender it does come of with some HoYay subtext.

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* Music/ElvisPresley performing Dusty Springfield's "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" turns out pretty well, since there's no specific pronouns used. But regardless of gender it does come of off with some HoYay subtext.



* Music/FrankSinatra performed "The Man That Got Away" as "The Gal That Got Away." (Aside from pronouns and such, the only difference in the lyrics was changing "A one-man woman" to "A lost, lost loser.") However, this was averted in Music/JeffBuckley and Music/RufusWainwright's versions. (Then again, Rufus Wainwright is openly gay, so that's not surprising)

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* Music/FrankSinatra performed "The Man That Got Away" as "The Gal That Got Away." (Aside from pronouns and such, the only difference in the lyrics was changing "A one-man woman" to "A lost, lost loser.") However, this was averted in Music/JeffBuckley and Music/RufusWainwright's versions. (Then again, Rufus Wainwright is openly gay, so that's not surprising)surprising.)
27th Aug '17 8:42:25 AM DaibhidC
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* In his 2017 Edinburgh show ''I'm Still Here'', Music/MitchBenn sang his mid-nineties song "Be My ''Series/DoctorWho'' Girl". He then sang an entirely new version, in honour of Creator/JodieWhittaker - "Let Me Be Your ''Doctor Who'' Boy".
18th Jul '17 2:13:55 PM rjd1922
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** Another famous Music/LeonardCohen Song, ''Hallelujah'' isn't found to have adapted lyrics when covered by a female singer. Propably that's because all references with male pronouns are not seen in reference to the singers gender. "David" seems to mean the old testament's (male) prophet of that name, other references mean god. In the Bible (Tora/ Koran) god is referenced to as an [[ValuesDissonance explicitly male ruler]] (capital MALE pronouns) and thus [[AlwaysMale is considerd male]] by most christians.(Also by most jews and muslims, but the song seems to reference to the christian god in particular.

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** Another famous Music/LeonardCohen Song, ''Hallelujah'' isn't found to have adapted lyrics when covered by a female singer. Propably that's because all references with male pronouns are not seen in reference to the singers singer's gender. "David" seems to mean the old testament's Old Testament's (male) prophet of that name, other references mean god. {{God}}. In the Bible (Tora/ Koran) god (and the Torah/Koran), God is referenced to as an [[ValuesDissonance explicitly male ruler]] (capital MALE pronouns) and thus [[AlwaysMale is considerd male]] by most christians.(Also Christians (also by most jews Jews and muslims, Muslims, but the song seems to reference to the christian god Christian God in particular.particular).
9th Jul '17 5:47:31 PM Prfnoff
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* "Blues in the Night" was originally written to be sung by a male prisoner about women with lines like "a woman's a two-face, a worrisome thing who'll leave you to sing the blues in the night." Rosemary Clooney and Dinah Shore later recorded versions where a woman is being warned about men by her mother.

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* "Blues in the Night" was originally written to be sung by a male prisoner about women with lines like "a woman's a two-face, a worrisome thing who'll leave you to sing the blues in the night." Rosemary Clooney and Dinah Shore later recorded versions where a woman is being warned about men by her mother. The song's second line in this version is [[GirlishPigtails "when I was in pigtails"]] instead of "when I was in kneepants."
5th Jul '17 5:38:55 PM Plactus
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* Music/GarthBrooks' "Rodeo" was originally written by Larry Bastian as "Miss Rodeo" and sung from a woman's perspective. After trying to convince Music/TrishaYearwood to record it, he reworked it to a gender-neutral persepective and recorded it himself.
12th Jun '17 1:31:12 PM IlGreven
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* The Music/DixieChicks' cover of Darrell Scott's "Long Time Gone" left the bits about "Me and Deliah singin' every Sunday/Watchin' the kids and the garden grow" unchanged.
16th May '17 9:29:23 AM Bahuvrihi
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** In 1980, Murray changed the gender perspective of the Monkees' 1967 pop hit "Daydream Believer" and had a huge country and pop smash hit.

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** In 1980, Murray changed the gender perspective of the Monkees' Music/TheMonkees' 1967 pop hit "Daydream Believer" and had a huge country and pop smash hit.
15th Apr '17 6:23:49 PM BattleMaster
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* Music/{{Halestorm}}'s cover of Music/{{ACDC}}'s "Mistress for Christmas" unsurprisingly leaves the lyrics unchanged, since Halestorm songs tend to feature a lot of LesYay to begin with.
27th Mar '17 9:30:26 PM ScottMarshall
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* Music/JonathanYoung's cover of [[Disney/{{Frozen}} "Let It Go"]]. "Don't let them in, don't let them see[=/=]Be the gentleman you always have to be."
27th Mar '17 9:17:15 PM ScottMarshall
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* The cover of [[Disney/Hercules "Zero To Hero"]] by Music/JonathanYoung and Savannah Stuckmeyer doesn't change the pronouns, which makes sense considering the subject matter is Hercules. What ''is'' hilarious is all the lines where the Muses are DistractedByTheSexy are sung in Young's BassoProfundo.

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* The cover of [[Disney/Hercules [[Disney/{{Hercules}} "Zero To Hero"]] by Music/JonathanYoung and Savannah Stuckmeyer doesn't change the pronouns, which makes sense considering the subject matter is Hercules. What ''is'' hilarious is all the lines where the Muses are DistractedByTheSexy are sung in Young's BassoProfundo.
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