"Mrs. Major Tom" is included on William Shatner's latest space-themed album "Seeking Major Tom" along with other superstars U2, Elton John and Queen.
K.I.A. was inspired to write his original song because of David Bowie's classic "Major Tom" and recorded it for his second album "Adieu Shinjuku Zulu" in 2003. What's inspiring is that K.I.A. had a desire to take an already popular idea and launch it to another level. He ended up inspiring major people in the entertainment industry years later. He never approached Shatner or Crow. They came to him!
Original version "Mrs. Major Tom": Listen
Sheryl Crow's version "Mrs. Major Tom": Listen
The movie Footloose is a remake of the popular 80's film about city teen Ren MacCormack (Kenny Wormald) moving into a small town where public dancing have been banned. His rebellious spirit and passion ends up shaking up the mindsets of the townspeople especially Rev. Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid).
What inspired and surprised me was how this version preserves the elements of the original that made it an 80's cult classic. Some of the dialogue is word-for-word. The dance sequences are just as electric if not even more exciting because the dance moves and songs have been updated. So this film is both nostalgic and new and thrilling to enjoy in today's age.
See: Movie trailer
See: Dance scene
The filmmakers took an already popular idea and launched it to another level. Now a whole new generation can enjoy the songs, dance and inspirational messages of an 80's film icon. Just like K.I.A.'s song "Mrs. Major Tom", his original idea to write a song based on an iconic tune will reach a whole new audience through Sheryl Crow's fan base as well as William Shatner's fans!
Be inspired to take something to the next level. Be inspired take existing ideas and take them further. And if you are feeling the urge to improve yourself or take your life, work, career or skills to the next level be confident in your success. There is proof of successes already around you!
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