MusicMonday: "Wordy Rappinghood" (Uffie, Chicks On Speed, Tom Tom Club)

Three versions make this a timeless classic - but I suspect there are even more covers out there...

Just heard the very fun song "Wordy Rappinghood" by French artist Uffie (produced by DJ Mehdi) about something I truly love: words!



Turns out that the song is currently used in a rather quirky advertisement for Evian water. So some people may be over-exposed to that version already.



In any case, I personally prefer the following version...

In 2004 the artist collective and Germany-based band Chicks On Speed made this awesome version (and video):



But originally "Wordy Rappinghood" is by Tom Tom Club, the off-shoot of legendary Talking Heads. It appeared on their 1981 debut album Tom Tom Club.




A more recent live version (2008 - Japan):



A well-made behind-the-song video from Dutch TV:



Talking about words, I really need to get back to turning English words into German words in time for the screening of All God's Children on Wednesday...