It so amazing to me that Yoko and her remix projects have stuck such a chord with people. It’s hard to imagine raver kids, and techno clubers, and other dancing the night away to Yoko Ono. I know she was always cutting edge, and was able to hang with the art school crowd, but honestly I never really expected a resurgence of Yoko Ono in popularity. I mean, she’s already proven that she can hang with the indie kids too, with an appearance at the Pitchfork festival, but is also comfortable with the techno ravers too.
She’s so versatile.
Please let us know what you think of Yoko’s latest remix. We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. I know that the message of the song is more pressing and relevant than it ever was, but I think, at this point, the song’s been covered and chopped up enough throughout the years. Please leave it well enough alone. Just let me hear the original.
For now though, check out the remixed version of the Lennon classic at Yoko’s official myspace page. Let us know your thoughts about the remix. You will either love it or hate, or so we’ve heard.
Our hats are off to you Mrs. Lennon. Congrats on another #1 single.
Here’s what we’ve read.
GIVE PEACE A CHANCE NUMBER ONE!
Yoko Ono is this weeks NUMBER ONE on the American Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart for the FOURTH time – A feat unrivalled by any other artist of her generation.
The Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart is the most authoritative dance chart in America – meaning this week more American clubbers are dancing to Yoko Ono than to any other artist, whether in the dance or the mainstream genres.
ONO’s previous Billboard No.1 dance singles have been:
Walking On Thin Ice (May 2003)
Everyman Has A Man Who Loves Him/
Every Woman Has A Woman Who Loves Her (Nov 2004)
No No No (Jan 2008)
Give Peace A Chance (v1) (v2) (Aug 2008).
Ono’s current album “Yes, I’m A Witch” has seen her work reinterpreted by some of the most credible contemporary figures in music, including Antony Heggarty, Cat Power, Jason Pierce and the Flaming Lips. Meanwhile, she continues to combine her work as one of the world’s leading conceptual artists with making music and working as a peace activist.
The success of Ono’s new version of Give Peace A Chance proves that the peace message John Lennon and Yoko worked so hard to spread has been adopted by a new generation of clubbers, music fans and DJs, to whom Yoko says simply:
I thank you with all my heart and send you much love,
Source: Imagine Peace