Original Song: The Temptations "The Way You Do The Things You Do" (1964)


These biracial reggae Limeys started out as a part-time protest group—named for a dole-queue card—and so British that their first couple albums didn't even come out in the States. But then maybe after taking notes when the English Beat covered “Tears Of A Clown,” they figured out their business plan.

They went Top 30 with a not-so-hot cover of “I Got You Babe” with Chrissie Hynde, and then their “Red Red Wine” remake went No. 1 in the U.S. in 1988, four years after the first time it charted. So they kept at it. Andy Williams was a marginally inspired pick, maybe, but their going-through-the-motions Tempts cover was just a Big Chill to pay the bills.