My wife had the radio on in the background and I half-heard some swing-sounding music. It wasn’t a swing standard, but something about the tune was strangely familiar. I listened to the words – “Today is gonna be the day / That they’re gonna throw it back to you”… Wait a minute – isn’t that by… Oasis? Yes, it turns out that one of the most popular pop tunes of the mid-90s here in the UK was being covered by Paul Anka (!) Well, I can’t say the result was bad but I found it very difficult to listen to – my memory of the original was clashing in my head with the remake.
23 March 2006