Now, legally, I'm sure that the acts I'm thinking of will have paid their dues to the original artists and are whiter-than-white, but morally how do they justify taking the hook - or substantially more - from the original recording, throwing on a few beats, looping it and then marketing it under their name with a different title?
There was just such an act had a major hit before Christmas - Eric Prydz, with Call On Me, or as you should more properly refer to it, Valerie by Steve Winwood. I have just watched another such travesty on Top of the Pops - an act called LoveFreekz have charted with Shine. It is a re-mix - no more nor less in my view - of Shine A Little Love by the Electric Light Orchestra (m'lud).
I've just written a rant about the shocking state of the younger generation's music on TOTP - sign me up as an old fogie, I pass with flying colours.
I had tuned in in the hope of catching Iron Maiden performing the vintage classic The Number of the Beast, but instead we had a "news" item about the demise of Busted. I'm sure that once upon a time TOTP used to spin only the hit cylinders of the day. Ah well, I always preferred Vera Lynn's original to the Maiden's version anyway.