‘Smoke on the Water’ Sung by… Pat Boone?!

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Metallic Pat Boone

Metallic Pat Boone

See if you can avoid scratching your head and going WTF??!! while at the same time holding your gut as you’re doubled over in belly laughter. Be careful: The obvious responses to this clip could cause a serious strain if performed together.

You’re laughing because you believe (as most of us do) that Pat Boone is just about the squarest and most unhip singer in popular music. And the very idea of him singing the classic rock song by 2016 Rock Hall of Famers Deep Purple is an absurdity that’s hard to reconcile. Ha!

Related: Deep Purple A Fire in the Sky Anthology was released in September

Back in 1997 Pat made a whole album of hard rock covers titled In A Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy. In addition to “Smoke… ” he covered Zep (“Stairway to Heaven,” ‘Natch, as Pat’s a devoted Christian with his own route to paradise in the afterlife), Ozzy (“Crazy Train”), AC/DC (“It’s a Long Way to the Top [If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll]”), Guns N’ Roses (“Paradise City”), Alice Cooper (the title song) and other rockers.

Even better: Guests on the album included Ronnie James Dio, Merry Clayton (the unforgettable female voice on “Gimme Shelter” by the Rolling Stones), Dweezil Zappa and… yep, Ritchie Blackmore!

Life is full of amazing and unbelievable surprises. This is one of them, and it only gets better as you watch this Classic Video. Enjoy!

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Boone was born June 1, 1934, and had no less than 16 Top 10 singles in the 1950s. Five were #1’s including “Ain’t That a Shame” and “Love Letters in the Sand.” His chart success led to sales of a reported 45 million records.

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