Saturday, 27 December 2008

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – Beggin

Personally, I am not a fan of Hip Hop or R’n’B, but there are tunes which are different and quite enjoyable. Madcon’s re-make of Beggin became an instant London club scene hit in 2008, along with Estelle’s American Boy.

Wikipedia: In 2008, The Four Seasons' "Beggin'" was revived not by one but by two acts. Pilooski made an electro remix of that song, while rap act Madcon used it as the basis of their song "Beggin'". The latter went to number 5 in the UK charts and was a hit across Europe. Pilooski's edit of the song was featured in a TV commercial for Addidas shoes entitled "Celebrate Orginality". The Addidas commercial is a popular hit on YouTube and features a house party with famous celebrities such as David Beckham, Russel Simmons, Kevin Garnett, Missy Elliott, and Mark Gonzales.

I prefer Pilooski’s electro remix of the song (below) which is closer to the original by pop/rock group Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Still, both versions are quite danceable.

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