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#29 is a cover of Technotronic’s Pump Up the Jam, done by the neofolk band Death in Rome.

One of the things that makes me a little sad about the hospital job is that I no longer listen to music while I’m working, which means I don’t have as much opportunity to come across bizarre stuff like Death in Rome, which I am kind of repulsed and fascinated by. Some of the songs they covered actually don’t sound bad in this genre…but at the same time, I genuinely regret having heard their cover of Aqua’s Barbie Girl. And Rhianna’s Diamonds.

I’m kind of mad that this one ended up in my countdown, because I really didn’t like it when I heard it, but it’s one of those songs that gets stuck in one’s head, so I begrudgingly added it to my music library. And here we are.

I finally heard the original version of this song a few weeks ago and felt even more mad at myself for liking such a stupid cover of such a stupid song…but…this version at least has good music even if the lyrics are still a little bit lacking.