Did The World Really Need A Jazz-Handy Version Of “Yeah”? (And If It Did, Why Was Lil Jon Nowhere To Be Seen?)

May 21st, 2008 // 4 Comments


You know, between his tepid performances on the Saturday Night Live finale and the above reworking of “Yeah!” on last night’s Dancing With The Stars–which turned the song’s club setting into something more resembling an ersatz tap-dancing studio to which Lil Jon and Ludacris obviously “lost” the directions–I’m starting to think that maybe Usher should hold off on the live TV appearances to promote the release of Here I Stand. I mean, what’s he going to do on Good Morning America next week, a ballet interpretation of that song about him letting his ladyfriend pay for meals and be on top? Or an oompah remix of “Love In This Club” filmed live on location at Astoria’s Bohemian Beer Hall, in which our hero tries to mack on a lady while wearing lederhosen? Actually, come to think of it, that would be kind of amazing, so feel free to swipe that idea, producers. [YouTube]

  1. silkyjumbo

    um, is it wrong to prefer this to the original version?

    i’m not sure if it’s the staying up with the newborn or what, but Ursher has seemed thoroughly BORED with the promotional junket. his first performance on SNL was painful.

  2. Defenestrated

    Agreed, I actually rather enjoyed the corny “jazzed up” version and performance he put on. It was something a little different, and fit the tone of the show.

  3. astruc

    This is as ill-advised as the bosso nova version of Layla was.

  4. Anonymous

    A Bohemian Beer Garden reference? Maura, my day is now complete. Spaten for all!

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