“Neither One Of Us (Want To Be The First To Say Havana)” by GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS Vs. CAMILA CABELLO FEATURING YOUNG THUG

Camila - Gladys
Growing up, I wanted to be a Pip. Not just any Pip, but the Pip in the middle. He appeared to be the Moe of the Pips, the leader, the guy who was not afraid to smack the other Pips in the back of the head with a vicious slap or a lead pipe, and say, “Spread out, numbskulls.”

In the early 1970s, Gladys Knight & The Pips performed “Midnight Train To Georgia” on the Grammy Awards.  I was mesmerized by their rhythmic sidesteps, graceful hip swivels. and orchestrated finger snaps, as well as the large bouncing afros. So bad ass. The topper was the simulation of that midnight train, the three Pips like playful engineers pulling the whistle and singing, woo hoo. Sure, Gladys Knight was amazing, but without the Pips, she can only be Gladys Knight.

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“Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of Havana)” by CAMILA CABELLO FEATURING YOUNG THUG Vs. EURYTHMICS

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A few weeks ago, I was at the tobacco shop by my house and I heard “Havana” on the radio. The whole time, I kept thinking, this would sound really good mashed up with Eurythmics. Sadly, I had no idea what the song was, who sang the song, and couldn’t make out the lyrics except for the word Havana. And what are the odds that there would be an isolated vocals rendition? Thank you, YouTube©. Speaking of YouTube©, this video is ridiculous. And speaking of ridiculous, the mash up is conveniently hidden beneath the video.

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