Cover vs. Original

Butterfly


In 1999 the American band "Crazy Town" reached a No.1-Hit with the song "Butterfly" in Germany and in the US. But perhaps many people don't know, that the song was already written ten years before. The "Red Hot Chili Peppers" published this song in an instrumental version with the title "Pretty Little Ditty" in 1989. "Crazy Town" only added a text to the melody and the No.1-Hit was ready.
In my opinion the instrumental version is really upgraded with the remake, so my vote goes to "Crazy Town". Nevertheless the song doesn't reflect the true style of "Crazy Town". The rest of the album, which is a mixture of rock, metal and rap, is absolutely awful. "Butterfly" was the only real success.

- Michael Müller, Hamburg, Deutschland, 07.10.2005


Crazy Town
1999

vs.

Red Hot Chili Peppers
1989

CD-Cover: Crazy Town - The Gift of Game 22.7 % 77.3 % CD-Cover: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mother's Milk
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Crazy Town 4264 Votes Red Hot Chili Peppers

Further information about song and bands:

The Red Hot Place Fanpage about the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Lots of lyrics, tabs, pictures and some midis.
Crazy Town
Timeline
Not much to find about Crazy Town on the net. Here is a short time line of the band including chart positions and albums.

Comments about Butterfly:

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fuck them Butterfly.... RHCP the best!!!!!!!!!!!

- madzia, Ostrow Wlkp , Poland, 30.09.2009
Rhcp best than the f~ckers Crazy shit
- Willian, Chicago, United States, 16.05.2009
Went from "Pretty Little Ditty" to "Shitty Little Rap." Only thing that shone through was John's impeccable guitar work.
- hb88, Portland, United States, 03.11.2008
Went from "Pretty Little Ditty" to "Shitty Little Rap." Only thing that shone through was John's impeccable guitar work.
- hb88, Portland, United States, 03.11.2008
Red Hot Chili Peppers made Crazytown good - so CT don't deserve the credit for rapping some shitty meaningless lyrics over it.
- Katie, London, England, 24.10.2008
Crazy town is a bounch of gays who steal RHCP tabs, and they make fucking bad hiphop out of it.... GO SUCK DICK CRAZYTOWN
- Erik, sdaasd, Egypt, 22.10.2008
Ladies come, Ladies go...its like a Revolving Do'
- Joseph Alizio Jr, Boston, United States, 15.10.2008
Ladies come, Ladies go...its like a Revolving Do'
- Joseph Alizio Jr, Boston, United States, 15.10.2008
too different to compare. I actually have mothers milk and never noticed this!
- feelin dumb, richmond, United States, 29.09.2008
FUCK U PRETTY LITTLE DITTY...BUTTERFLY-CRAZYTOWN IS FAR FAR FAR BETTER..
- Debmalya Paul, kolkata, India, 21.09.2008
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