I would just like to express my disdain regarding an unfortunate sight I witnessed yesterday when I received an email from a friend. I would soon find that it contained a very disturbing video. My mouse hovered over the link, and with one click, I was face to face with something horrific. It was much to my dismay that I found myself watching the remixed version of “Jai Ho”… performed by the PUSSYCAT DOLLS.
It’s not that their version sounds bad or anything, it just saddens me that in order for mainstream pop culture to accept this song, it has to be redone by a current pop sensation. In this instance, I feel like the scantily clad Dolls are dumbing down an already amazing piece of music. I really don’t think it was necessary to modernize/Americanize/Nicole Scherzinger-ize the song. I mean, it won an Oscar, so enough people obviously liked it the way it was!
Maybe I’m crazy, but check out the two versions below and let me know what YOU think…
- *NOTE** If you haven’t seen the movie, I suggest you stop watching the original at around 3:15, as to not give away the ending.
The film version:
And the Pussycat Doll version: