Thirteen – unlucky for you all. And a late entry to my plans as this is a version from 2020. I am truly sorry to inflict it upon you, but it is my duty to do so. If only so that I can quote from the splendid article that brought it to my attention. These words are not mine, but those of the splenetic Paul Brannigan of Classic rock magazine.. Lets start with the headline:
Listen to Jon Bon Jovi ruin Christmas with the worst version of The Pogues’ Fairytale Of New York ever recorded
Short and to the point huh? The standfirst is even better”:
If you thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, listen to Jon Bon Jovi sh*t all over The Pogues’ beloved Fairytale Of New York
And it goes on!
Just when we thought 2020 had turned a corner, a new horror has surfaced, in the form of Jon Bon Jovi covering The Pogues’ Fairytale Of New York… We’re not going to be too unkind here, ’tis the season of goodwill to all men and all that, but we have three immediate questions: 1) why is JBJ arguing with himself? 2) What’s going on with his accent at 1 minute 28 seconds? and 3) Lyric change aside, WHAT ON EARTH IS HAPPENING BETWEEN 2:16 and 2:30?
I have nothing more to add.