who remade cats in the cradle

The song "Cats in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin has been covered by various bands and artists. It includes Johnny Cash, Cat Stevens and Ugly Kid Joe.

Among the many cover versions of this song, the only one to chart is by Ugly Kid Joe, a puckish rock band known for their novelty hit "Everything About You." Released as a single from their 1992 album America's Least Wanted, their rendition went to #6 US and #7 UK (the only UK chart entry for the song, since Chapin's original didn't make the tally).

In their remake, Ugly Kid Joe changed the lyric "Man in the moon" to "Man ON the moon," apparently thinking the song was referring to Neil Armstrong's 1969 lunar landing. Another tweak: their version is titled "Cats in the Cradle," without the apostrophe. This indicates that there is more than one cat in the cradle, but it's unlikely the band was concerned with the vagaries of grammar.

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Friday, July 01 2016


Source: http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2796

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