Today on Wicked Guilty Pleasures, we feature the Oingo Boingo song, "Stay". This song was not a huge hit in the United States... but it WAS in Brazil, where it was used in a telenovela named Top Model.
So, this is a song Brazilian artists want to cover.
Take Tallene, from São Paulo . This one departs wildly from the sound of the original - making the sweet rock song into a metal anthem. They also seem to be interested in making a video that's more than a performance piece - but that ran into a snag.
Paradox decided to go a little more traditional in their reading. Paradox are a band from Novo Hamburgo, in Brazil - and they do admirable job covering this song.
Not to be outdone, Tonantes Verdes Fritos have a cover of their own. Hailing from Ribeirão Preto, I think, this faster tempo version accomplishes something even Danny Elfman couldn't - proper annunciation of the lyrics. Or did you think it was a cat show with prizes at the door, like I did for years?
Let's flip it a little bit. Here's Rock'n Coaster, from São Paulo, with a female singing the song. It gives the song a slightly different feel, doesn't it?
Hot Rocks is also from São Paulo, and they bring this post full circle - back to the party band vibe that Oingo Boingo brought in the first place.
However, you know us. We hate leaving perfect circles. Liga Joe, from Goiânia, also have a cover of this song - and it's less party and more straight-ahead power rock. It's different, but still valid...... and they capture the orginal's outro really well!
The song is just a well known song in Brazil. This performance by Vintage Cult illustrates that well - the crowd is singing along!
You got this far. Now go listen to the original on Wicked Guilty Pleasures.