Dick: "Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels?"
Barry: "No! The Righteous Brothers!"
My life parallels to High Fidelity is not a secret. My comparisons of heart-wrenching fictitious music meant for someone else, to my life is scary. Or rather, somewhat absurd. But it's Friday and let's leave all that at the door and concentrate on my favorite scene from my favorite music comedy. All Dick asked was a simple question to Barry and what resulted was war. Who's version of Little Latin Lupe Lu is better and why? Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels or The Righteous Brothers? For that matter, where does Bruce Springsteen, The Kingsmen or The Chancellors lie in this roundup?
Written by Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers (you know, Maverick singing You've Lost That Loving Feeling), "Little Latin Lupe Lu" peaked at #49 in 1963. Three years later, Mitch Ryder & Co. took it to #28 and there it hid for decades until Jack Black (Barry) placed it as Track Number 2 on his Monday-Morning Mix Tape.
Who's version is the best? Careful folks...your answer could dictate whether or not you are part of a fascist regime.
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels - Little Latin Lupe Lu
And The Righteous Brothers...sorry, it won't let me embed it! Listen here
Hear the Boss' version here or The Kingsmen's take here
And for those of you that needed the full scene to complete this gorgeous Friday of yours...