In a moment of idleness, I set about capturing a list of covers with youtube or similar links. Mercifully, early on in this pointless exercise I discovered a shrine to this immortal song. Whoever did this work has done a more than thorough job. Go see.
Do not miss:
- The deeply poignant original by Elton Mortello, Jet Boy, Jet Girl.
- Hemmi Gunn's version, translated into Icelandic as Einn dans við mig.
- The dancing video in Thee headcoatees version.
- Seriously foxy ladies in the Swiss band Tears.
- Pigloo - hahahahahahaha!
- Andre Vershuren's accordion instrumental.
(Apropos of Elton Mortello's version, he must have known of Jet Boy by the NYD, which I saw performed live in York in, ummm, 1974.)
Ca plane pour moi - ganz wahr.