General: Idols changed lyrics of "Sweet Home Alabama" to be about Neil Finn!

Submitted by admin on 11 September, 2006 - 9:43am

I didn't notice it but they were talking about this on Classic Hits this morning.

"Well I heard what Finn was saying about us,
Well I heard old Neil put us down,
Well I hope Neil Finn will remember
An Idol show don't need him around anyhow"

(Thanks spazz, idoltoday and Nellie)

Classic song to change a couple of lines for, especially when the original song has political statements in it sliced in.

Update: it was completely the contestants' idea, yay :D

haha funny

:)haha funny

Hahahaha! That's why they

Hahahaha! That's why they shouldn't make a Homegrown theme this year. These so called 'NZ Musicians' are so up themselves.

Download the song here:

Download the song here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MAOVBVWA

And in return tell me who this guy is :p

Whos Neil Finn?

Whos Neil Finn?

Tim Finn's brother I

Tim Finn's brother I think.  Actually Neil Finn would probably be amused at the inclusion of his name in the altered lyrics of "Alabama". I doubt that he would be upset especially since he will be remembered for his massive contribution to NZ music whearas I doubt if any of the past or current NZ Idol contestants will survive in the industry medium to long term. NZ Idol is designed to make money for the series producers and while most of the top 10 finalists in NZ Idol have excellent voices they may not have much more than that. Neil Finn has a great voice too, but his strenght is that he can write fantastic songs as well. Good voices are a dime a dozen which brings ne to my main point.  NZ Idol is basically a popularity contest - talent only plays one part fo the contest. Why for example is Ben still in the final group as at Monday 11 Sept. He has the weakest voice of them all. The reason is because he has SEX appeal which in shorthand means that the pre-pubescent girls vote for him.

Many pop singers don't have

Many pop singers don't have the most amazing voices (e.g. Britney Spears).

Why pick on Ben? yeah he's

Why pick on Ben? yeah he's cute but that doesn't mean he can't be talented too. At least he writes his own music and some for his band i heard it on myspace... as you said yourself 'good voices are a dime a dozen'

Would he be the most famous

Would he be the most famous person in NZ music ?  Can't think of any other....... other than his brother Tim :)  Please correct me if I'm incorrect any music buff Phanties ;)

One of New Zealand's best

One of New Zealand's best singer/songwriters EVER. :-P Even better than Greg Johnson.

I think he's a knob for not backing idol, but the man is legend.

Oh is he one of the guys who

Oh is he one of the guys who wouldnt let his songs be sung on idol?

Some old guy from Te Awamutu

Some old guy from Te Awamutu :P

I was going to say 'I kid!'

I was going to say 'I kid!' but I'm not actually kidding.

Here's some more info...

Oh thanks. Gosh hes old

Oh thanks.

Gosh hes old :p

That's even MORE awesome!!!

That's even MORE awesome!!! ;)

Err??

Err??

ROFL. That's awesome.

ROFL. That's awesome.

It sounds more like 'I hope

It sounds more like 'I hope Neil Finn will remember' not 'I hope his fans will remember'.

That's what I thought, the

That's what I thought, the original is 'I hope Neil Young will remember'!

Good on them!

Good on them!:D

hahaa i just re-watched the

hahaa i just re-watched the song... brillant!

Yeah I noticed that! I

Yeah I noticed that! I wonder what Eddie Raynor thought :-? Hopefully Neil can laugh at himself :-)

 Your assuming of course

 Your assuming of course that those who read your comments actually know who Eddie Rayner is.  Don't hold your breath for any sign of recognition. 

OMG. BOPPERS! This person is

OMG. BOPPERS! This person is implying you're stupid.

POUNCE!

FLY! FLY! FLY MY PRETTIES!

Split Enz fans know....... :

Split Enz fans know....... :P:

that is sooo awesome

that is sooo awesome

Try this instead if my link

Try this instead if my link doesn't work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EduAp7i7elo

Brilliant! Thanks Spazz!

Brilliant! Thanks Spazz!:D

Hehe Classic Hits weren't

Hehe Classic Hits weren't wrong! I just re-watched the group song and I deciphered the following:

"Well I heard what Finn was saying about us,
Well I heard old Neil put us down,
Well I hope his fans will remember (???)
That our show don't need a crowd anyhow"

I *think*... I'm not sure. Here's a video captured with my crappy digital camera so it's not the best, but make of it what you will..

Thanks!!

Thanks!!

LMAO at that.

LMAO at that.

hehe!  liking the fighting

hehe!  liking the fighting spirit!

I think they said "Idol show don't need him around anyhow" or maybe "Idol house don't need him around anyhow"

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