Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Someone please explain this to me

A.R. Rahman wrote an amazing score, as well as some perfect stand-alone songs for Slumdog Millionaire. He deservedly took home the Oscar for Best Song for Jai Ho (although I prefer O...Saya, also nominated).

Now here it the part I don't understand: Why, the very day after it earned this prestigious award, did we sully it with a remix. Okay, so Rahman wants a more commercialized release, so he agrees to do a remix with an American singer. Understandable. With the level of attention this film is getting, there are some pretty amazing singers he could get to sing in his remix.

But instead, we get Nichole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls. Maybe I am being mean, but I just don't like PCD and don't think this remix adds anything to an already-great song. Check it out here:


Stacy Salvatori said...

Hehehe! I like it! :( Sorry!!

E.F. said...

Sometimes we just can't understand how the minds in Hollywood work, Linz. Lots of good stuffs got wrecked up just because of bad tastes and this is surely not the first time. But if Stacy likes it, then it's just a matter of personal taste. :) Personally, I don't like remixes. I always think that original work is always better than remixes or remade one (at least, for me).