After 16 years and a plethora of cover songs done up for Friday mornings, Like A Version this week is finally bringing in the big guns. A massive international group with more gravitas than Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys and Eskimo Joe combined is taking up the rendition gauntlet this week – The Wiggles.
Not just The Wiggles, either. Most of the original Wiggles, too. Get hype, because our wiggly friends – with the help of OG Red and Purple Wiggles Murray and Jeff – will be the ones stepping into the Triple J studios to take a run at an original and a cover for the national youth broadcaster this week.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Murray and Jeff Wiggle will be joining the current #TheWiggles to make a #LikeAVersion on @TripleJ next Friday! We can't wait, it's going to be a blast! ⚡ pic.twitter.com/9mj4TKGR0s— The Wiggles (@TheWiggles) February 26, 2021
Holy shit mates, I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for a Friday, and I get pretty bloody keen for Fridays.
As is tradition, the song they’ll be covering is kept hush-hush until Friday morning when they reveal a clue and then launch into the song, so who knows what they’ll be cranking into to wake us all up better than we used to when Jeff had a big snooze on the couch. Maybe some Powderfinger? Perhaps some Machine Gun Fellatio? What about UK Hun? from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’s United Kingdolls?
All iterations of The Wiggles have done the odd cover or two throughout the years, including that one time Captain Feathersword helped our for a cover of U2‘s Angel Of Harlem for Spicks & Specks a few years back.
This cover is just seared into a deep, dark part of my brain.
There was also the time the New Wiggles did a cover of One Direction‘s Steal My Girl, trying to convince the 1D boys to bring in a bit of equality into their pop kingdom.
Or maybe they’ll hark it right back to their pre-wiggly roots and do an old Cockroaches song. A real 80s deep cut, when Blue Wiggle Anthony was front and centre.
Look, whatever they do is going to be an instant classic, and honestly, the original track they do is going to be just as iconic as the cover, too.
Fingers crossed they go for Quack Quack for the original tune.
Truly an underrated heater, no arguments.