Is Status Quo vs Scooter the worst song ever?

Francis Rossi: where's your dignity man?
Francis Rossi: where's your dignity man?

It seems that veteran rockers Status Quo may soon be back in the UK singles chart, but if you're thinking that a bit of chug-along 3-chord boogie is all that awaits you, we have bad news. No, this time, The Quo are being remixed - by risible German techno/hardcore outfit Scooter.

The song, Jump That Rock, is a reworking of Whatever You Want, one of Status Quo's most memorable hits. And it's bloody awful. Sound like we're being harsh? Take a listen and then tell us we're wrong.

The Quo's Francis Rossi is feeling rather positive about the record, though, telling The Sun: "This is a chance for a new generation to hear our music". He goes on to say: "It's like Aerosmith getting a kickstart from rappers Run DMC in the 1980s on Walk This Way."

But it isn't really, is it? Whereas that record played a crucial role in helping hip-hop to cross over, this one's about as culturally significant as Damian Hirst taking a dump.

To make matters worse, The Sun also reports that Status Quo and Scooter are planning to pay homage to the Walk This Way video by shooting a similar breaking-down-the-barriers promo. Oh the horror.

Jump That Rock is being released in October, and there's even speculation that it could be a contender for the Christmas Number 1. But we'll eat our stonewashed denim hat if it makes it, before declaring the death of music once and for all.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.