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The Wiggles Set to Release Cover Album Following Hottest 100 #1

By: 96five

The Wiggles have joined forces with the ‘OG Wiggles’ (Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt and Greg Page), and teamed up with some very special musical friends, for an ambitious and expansive recording project, ReWiggled.

ReWiggled is a double album, comprised of two distinct halves, which celebrate both the enduring nature of The Wiggles’ songbook, and also The Wiggles’ own lifetime love of music.

Side One of the album sees some of Australia’s top musicians paying tribute to The Wiggles, honouring the profound and unique influence the band has had over generations of young music fans. This side features classic Wiggles songs reimagined by artists including DZ Deathrays, San Cisco, Emily Wurramara, Custard, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Dami Im, and more.

Following on from The Wiggles’ groundbreaking appearance on triple j’s Like A Version (covering Tame Impala’s ‘Elephant’) – and in response to overwhelming audience demand, so popular was their offering – the band have decided to record a full length collection of covers, filled with equally unforgettable and impressive renditions of some of their favourite songs.

The Wiggles cover Tame Impala 'Elephant' for Like A Version

Side Two of ReWiggled features “wigglified” versions of hits originally performed by artists as diverse as AC/DC, Queen, Rihanna, James Brown, The Chats, Fatboy Slim, and many more.

The ReWiggled double album will be released on March 11, 2022. Late last year a sneak peak was delivered with five tracks from the forthcoming album.

This sneak peek sampler sees beloved Perth indie rock maestros Spacey Jane deliver a sparkling, joyous version of ‘D.O.R.O.T.H.Y. (My Favourite Dinosaur)’, in what is a major highlight of the album.

But perhaps the wildest moment on the EP sees The Wiggles tackle one of the most iconic songs of all time – Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – in a performance that proves to be an absolute musical tour de force.

Article supplied with thanks to 96five.

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