(Wisconsin) – Fall Out Boy released a cover of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” on Wednesday, and the band has received mixed feedback.
The music video opens with the words that the band “covers newsworthy items from 1989 to 2023.” The original version of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” was released in 1989, and its catchy, fast-talking lyrics span major political, cultural, scientific and sporting events dating back to Joel’s birth in 1949. is referring to
The song contains references to current sports, politicians and celebrities. lebron james to Boris Johnson.
Fall Out Boy also references school shootings and police killings in Sandy Hook and Columbine. tamil riceGeorge Floyd and Sandra Bland.
Other topics mentioned in the new version include “World Trade”, “Deepfakes”, “Kanye West”, “Y2K”, “Boston Bombing”, “Taylor Swift”, “Obama”, ” Twilight”, “Tiger King”, “Michael Jackson is dead.”
Fall Out Boy shared the news of the release: Instagram.
“I used to think about this song a lot when I was younger.” Fall Out Boy said in the captionn. “All these important people and events, some vanished in the sands of time, others changed the world forever. So much has happened in the last 34 years. A little system update. I felt that could be fun, and I hope you like our view…”
One thing commenters said they didn’t like about the song was the band’s omission of major headlines at the time, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
“How did you recreate ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’ without mentioning the pandemic in the last few verses?” @bee_etta said. Instagram.
Another criticism was that Fall Out Boy didn’t follow Joel’s chronological structure, which was probably more difficult to write, but allowed the listener to run through the years in order. It was something
“Does that mean Fall Out Boy made the latest ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire?’ I just threw in something.” @mcrmy119 wrote on Twitter.
People who liked the song said, “Stop it, this is really great” (@kenzie_shay_). commented.
Fall Out Boy is now “So Much For (Tour) Dust” Tourwith upcoming stops in California, Utah, Colorado, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, and more.
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