James Holmes

Non-Showtunes Sing-Off: 'The Shoop Shoop Song'

Filed By James Holmes | November 24, 2012 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Aretha Franklin, Betty Everett, Cher, It's In His Kiss, mermaids, Non-Showtunes Sing-Off, Shoop Shoop Song, The Bootleg Family Band, Tiny Toons

Mermaidsposter.jpgThis week's sing-off is inspired by Mermaids - which I am currently watching.

Cher may not be the original, but when Mermaids hit theaters - my mom was in love with Cher, and I was in kindergarten and easily impressionable - so her version still wins for me.

I'm pretty sure "If I Could Turn Back Time" started my love for Cher. I remember seeing the video as a kid - and something about all of those sailors really did something for me. But it was when I first saw her video for "The Shoop Shoop Song" featuring a tiny Christina Ricci and my first Gothic love (thanks to Beetlejuice) Winona Ryder, that my life long worship truly began.

In college I finally had my chance to see Cher perform the song live. I think that also contributes to her victory in my sing-off judgement, but there are so many awesome covers - mostly from the 1960s - that it is difficult to decide.

As usual, check out the clips after the jump and let me know who you think did it best. If there is someone I left out, post a link in the comments.

Betty Everett (1964)


Aretha Franklin (1965)


The Bootleg Family Band (1974)


Cher (1991)


Tiny Toons


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