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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THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, ARE THE FUCKING BEST IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, THEY ARE TRUE MUSICIANS, NOT LIKE THAT CRAZY TOWN SHIT.
- ANTONIO GARCIA, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, 10.06.2007
Baaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!! any band could take any of the chili peppers awesome songs and turn it into shit... this is a prime example...
- taza, griffith, Australia, 10.06.2007
ok i dont think you should bash crazytown cuz they can take whatever samples they want from any song they want an rap over it. theres nothing wrong with that. and how dare some of you bash on rap(jon in decatur). and this wasnt even rap it was hip-hop theres a big difference. but i love the chili peppers and because that song had a good melody, they should have expected that someone would take it. so i voted for crazytown
- kevin, san bernardino, california, United States, 27.05.2007
..i dont know....if you just add text then that is no cover.....its just adding the text....and i think its completely, totally awful when someone does a cover without saying that that is a cover and without naming the band which they took the song from....its called stealing and lying....
- Lucija (Miss Peppers), Split, Croatia, 29.03.2007
"Oh my fucking god, how could any Red Hot Chili Peppers fan concone the crazy tomw version of such a beautiful song that was OBVIOUSLY made to be purely instrumental. "
OH MY FUCKING GOD YOURE TOTALLY RIGHT!.. shit... crazy town had the work done for them and can't take any of the credit for it.. jesus.. seriously why mess it up...anthony could have done great lyrics with it (as he has done with every single song they have) but he DIDNT!.. doesn't that mean something to anyone...
- DOMIIIIIIII, santiago, Chile, 21.03.2007
No, this is NOT a cover. Crazy Town SAMPLED small sections of the original RHCP song. There's a world of difference. That's like saying Sugarhill Gang covered "Good Times"... it's just not true... they took a part of an existing song, incorporated it into their own song. If this were a cover, it would be called "Pretty Little Ditty" and be at least vaguely similar to the original. This is NOT a cover.
- Lemon, Kennewick, United States, 12.03.2007
RHCP OWNZ ALL
- Joey, [secret], Netherlands, 28.02.2007
The cover is a pretty good version. Crazy town took the best part of a good song and built a song around it. Another exampel of that you can't destroy a good song. But I would have prefeered that RHCP done that. I think that the result if the built a new song around the same part it would have been much better.
- Anders, Kristianstad, Sweden, 15.01.2007
dude red hot chili peppers cane asss fuck this crazy town shit they wanted to do a few instramentals on mothers milk why not have a mix it was a well balenced album and crazy town are shit as
- jack, melbourne, Australia, 09.01.2007
In my opinion I don't think this is a fair cover. RHCP had an instrumental, Crazy Town added lyrics. Either way, I myself don't mind the Crazy Town version.
- Sara, Ottawa, Canada, 12.12.2006
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