Cover vs. Original

Boadicea / Ready or Not


I prefer the original version, maybe just because i don't like rap too much. And anyway: the original is the ORIGINAL :)

- Mr. D, Budapest, Hungary, 14.07.2007


The Fugees
1996

vs.

Enya
1986

CD-Cover: The Fugees - The Score 29.6 % 70.4 % CD-Cover: Enya - The Celts
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
The Fugees 827 Votes Enya

Comments about Boadicea / Ready or Not:

Funny story. I actually found the Enya album featuring this track in my unit living in the projects in 1993. I had no idea where it came from, and still don't to this day. I listened to it and it took me to another world. I loved it so much, it was kinda scary. A few years later I recognized it on the Fugees record. Thought it was hot. You never know what God is going to show you, you just have to have an open heart to Him. I know the question here is who is better, but I don't find people on youtube or on here giving very good reasons. Soul is evident in Enya's recording as well as the Fugees. I don't think certain people can get past their opinions about rap as an art form (ridiculous), so the argument will usually be unnecessarily and prematurely polarized. Too bad. Sampling is not limited to rap and was going on before the rap we know today became popular. Just tired of people in this day and age still so hung up.=(
- Sko, Kansas City, United States, 05.01.2011
i like all forms of music and its unfair when people assume all rap is bad or all country is bad most people didn't give good reasons to hate the fugees version its not even a version its a whole new song if all they did was play the song a sing her parts instead then it would be their version. the fugees really gave it their all and thats why the song did good not because it was based off boadicea because most people didn't even know that song and there have been other songs that sampled songs and didn't do well so next time look at things from all points of view not just one
- noah, Atlanta , United States, 23.09.2009
i like all forms of music and its unfair when people assume all rap is bad or all country is bad most people didn't give good reasons to hate the fugees version its not even a version its a whole new song if all they did was play the song a sing her parts instead then it would be their version. the fugees really gave it their all and thats why the song did good not because it was based off boadicea because most people didn't even know that song and there have been other songs that sampled songs and didn't do well so next time look at things from all points of view not just one
- noah, Atlanta , United States, 23.09.2009
comment below mine said

They can't really be compared. One is a song and one uses a sample of the song.

if you think about it without the Enya sample... ready or not would not of been as big was.

i like both songs...even if there is very little difference between the too... its music to me.

but on the real...Enya should of sued...
- Urbanbwoy, Hampshire, England, 08.04.2009
They can't really be compared. One is a song and one uses a sample of the song.
- Jasmine, Cleveland, United States, 03.04.2009
lol @ the hate on the Fugees from these uptight no style and soul having nerds.

Anyways, this can't be considered a remake. Fugee's intention wasn't to make a remake of her song but to sample it for a completely different song. so the comparison itself makes no sense. obviously it's been misunderstood.

and yes, Enya didn't want to sue the Fugees after listening to their music and realizing they're not just a regular rap group. actually, one of the members released a solo album after that which sold more than 10 million copies in the first two years or so and became the first female to win 5 Grammy awards.

suck on that. haters.
- Mike, Boston, United States, 25.02.2009
I hated Fugees version from the first time, because it was a profanation of a beautiful song of Enya. BUT... it was later remade into Eurohouse verion by The Course - which I loved, so something good came out of this piece of ehm... misunderstanding.
- Jacek Bogucki (Gucek), Kraków, Poland, 08.07.2008
Oh man, I HATE The Fugees version, it's not even a version, they just sampled Boadicea and repeated it ad infinitum while they rap, and without permission from Enya. But how awesome is Enya for not suing, allowing this unoriginal group to use her music, because without this song they're career wouldn't have been as successful. She just wanted to be credited.
- Dave, Dayton, United States, 05.12.2007
««« Top