As you might have guessed, the stations I listen to do not play songs by the musical group The Pussycat Dolls, so imagine my surprise when I learned today that the group covered the song "Sway" for a film back in 2004. The song was originally made popular by Dean Martin back in 1954.
This bit of information on its own is not upsetting to me. Artists record covers, it happens, especially with classic standard songs such as "Sway." What upsets me is the fact that today I discovered that apparently several newlyweds are using the Pussycat Dolls version as their first dance song.
Seriously? The Pussycat Dolls version? Okay, I know that not everyone is a fan of Dean Martin and might want a more modern sound for their first dance. And one could argue that the PCD version isn't SO different. The melody has not been compromised at all, but it still upsets me. What this says to me is that the couple wasn't aware of the song before the PCD recorded it. And that breaks my heart.
I still prefer Dean's version (or Michael Bublé's or Peter Cincotti's). But listen to the tracks below and decide for yourself.