Friday, December 28, 2007

Song of the Day: 'Who Do You Think You Are?' by Saint Etienne

Saint Etienne's breezy 1993 dance hit "Who Do You Think You Are?" has some interesting pedigree. Although it sounds like classic Etienne magic, it's actually a cover of an old song by Jigsaw, best known for 1975's delightful No. 3 single "Sky High", and featured almost "co" lead vocals between Sarah Cracknell and Debsey Wykes of Dolly Mixture fame.

 (Notice how fab she looks in the video!) The song was previously a hit in the '70s when covered by Candlewick Green (watch video here) and was also recorded by Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods ("Billy, Don't Be a Hero") long before the Saint Etienne version (hear Bo's version, below).


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