They say our love won't pay the rent
Before it's earned, our money's all been spent
I guess that's so, we don't have a pot*
But at least I'm sure of all the things we got
Doesn't the marathon just make you want to sing a beautiful donation duet? I got FMU, babe!
Genius: Tiny Tim & Eleanor Barooshian (of Cake) with The Band | David Bowie & Marianne Faithful
Creepy: Animatronic dog puppets | Poorly-animated cats
Classic: Sonny and Cher (on the Barbara McNair show)
Many more IGYB videos after the jump. Can your heart take it?
Kids: Harry & Sadie, 9 year old twins | Evan & Ella, Riviera Elementary School Talent Show
Rockin': Joey Ramone & Holly Beth Vincent | The Cynics
Silly: The Rolling Stones (sort of) Sensitive: Robyn Hitchcock & Deni Bonet
TV: The Golden Girls | Full House
Credits: Britney Spears & UK comedian Frank Skinner | Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey
Any version even remotely involving UB40 has been justly ignored (sorry Chrissie Hynde, but that was a serious misstep).
I would like to plead with the entire world to please not do any more Valentine tributes or karaoke versions of this song. You are NOT silly and wacky just because you know the lyrics to perhaps the most overplayed pop ditty of the 60s. Also, please no more homemade fan vids about television couples. Or your children. Or pets. Or anything, really.
* Most lyrics sites say "a pot", though some think "a plot", and most cover versions say "a lot". I don't have a Sonny Bono songbook that can confirm or deny the actual line.