Without changing the words or the melody.
In Best and Worst Political Songs thread, I mention Rage Against The Machine’s version of I Could Just Kill A Man.
To me, this song is about impotent rage (against the machine, I guess) and how it all can get to be too much. Cypress Hill’s original take was more of a funny drug song.
Then there’s Smooth Criminal. Michael Jackson’s original sounds to me like a song about a bad lover, Alien Ant Farm’s version-- a guy who actually kills someone.
Completely OT: Does anyone else hear Michael sing “Annie are you Oakley”? Only me, huh?