Saturday, May 20, 2006

Two Versions of One?

Okay, I apologize profusely for blogging four times in one day (FOUR times? I have some serious issues to work through!), but I could not remain silent on this issue.

I just saw the Mary J. Blige and U2 video for One. Why? WHY?? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?????????

No, but seriously, why? Why did they need to reinvent one of the best songs ever written? Why did the (warning: personal opinion ahead!) best band in the world need to hire somebody else to make their song, one of the best songs ever written, fresh? Or new, or hip, or whatever it is they're trying to achieve?

To be honest, I thought the redo sounded alright, nice even. But it was different. I see no reason to mess with a good thing. Moreover, I see no reason to let Mary J. Blige come in and mess with your good things. If it ain't Baroque, don't fix it, and don't let Mary J. Blige "fix" it.

Throughout the video, Bono, The Edge, and Adam are all rocking out, apparently having a good time, but Larry, sweet Larry, looks like he's in agony. He looks bored and annoyed. I bet he was totally against this "bright idea."

I love you U2, but I can't understand what you were after with this.


  1. Well, didn't everyone think U2 was crazy for teaming up with Pavarotti? Perhaps in a few years when you have some distance from it, you'll realize that the collaboration between U2 and Mary J. Blige was genius. Or not...

  2. Amen Sister. I agree with you. U2's One needed no further icing, but yet someone, somewhere, decided it would do the world good if mjb teamed up with u2. huh? huh? huh?
    I dont get it.
    One has now been officially tainted.

  3. I hate U2, so imagine the pain I felt when I heard it...