The Ripoff Jukebox

Friday, July 18, 2008

Bringing Elton Back

Elton John, "Madman across the Water"
Justin Timberlake, "What Goes Around"

I'd say this is one of the more subtle ripoffs, but the more I listen, the more I hear it. Elton is worthy of ripping off, and Justin made a better choice than what you'd expect from the Mouseketeer. But all in all, I still think music might be the weakest of Justin's talents. I just don't get the music from him. He's funny. He can dance. And he's got that charisma that just makes people forgive him for whatever shlock he puts on a record . . . as opposed to Sir Elton who gets away with everything about himself because his music is that good.

Anyway, check out the ripoff and see what you think.