Fake ______ plays Real ______
There are a lot of these, but I believe this collaboration Bruce Springsteen is one of the first. See also: “Sexy and I know it” (again as Neil & Bruce), the Doors sing the theme from “the Reading Rainbow,” and Bob Dylan’s version of the theme from “Charles in Charge.”
A little rough around the edges, but hopefully this makes it closer to the True Dylan.
Adapt a song /children’s book / nursery rhyme to suit another performer ‘s style.
I don’t know how well I pull off Mraz’ vocal stylings just yet, but it was interesting to find at the heart of a popular 90’s rap hit the same four chords you can find in any number of Mrazzy pop hits.
Something interesting to find about (my adaptation) of the song’s hook is that it follows the I / V / VI / IV structure that you might recognize from songs like Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under the Bridge,” but also Mraz’ own “I’m Yours.”