When I heard that Bette Midler was remaking TLC's "Waterfalls," one of my favorite songs from
high school preschool, I really wanted to like it -- like, really, really. But then I heard it. The Huffington Post may say it melts hearts, but... gag.
As always, I adore her voice, but this just sounds like my grandma warbling to Top 40 in the kitchen while stirring spaghetti sauce. I just can't. (In her defense, at least she left out Left Eye's rap in the bridge... but replaced it with a bunch of whoo-whoos.)
Am I a bad gay?! What say you?
All that said, I haven't given up hope on the rest of the album, It's the Girls!, which drops Nov. 4 and pays tribute to girl groups. Too bad there's no Spice Girls.
P.S. Here's the real thing, in case you need to wash your brain of what you just heard above.
This post originally appeared in He Said Magazine.