Cover Tune Grab Bag – “Hold Me Now”

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    omg…tears…i casually clicked the play arrow as i was answering the phone…i think i hung up on my husband…
    ok kids…i really needed a good laugh like that …thanks…and HAPPY 4TH TO YOU TOO !!

    PS. Bart, i so see where Charlie gets it!!

  • Kristie

    WOW – priceless…
    2:59 is where I could no longer hold it in….
    How did you sing both parts at the same time, Bart?

  • Bari

    The universe has righted itself. I was having withdrawals from no cover tune grab bag! thank you ever so much. And the patriotic bit at the end, has simply made my holiday!

  • Christie

    Happy 4th of July, you crazy dudes 🙂

  • kelli

    You know.

    If this whole Contemporary Christian Music scene doesn’t work out …

  • kelli

    oh, and a request?

    Reunited by Peaches and Herb.

  • Family Jules

    Wow that really stunk…but funny.
    Love the Triumph tee. Happy 4th.

  • Heidi

    Oh…my…word! I think my ears were starting to bleed. 🙂 Still it’s a great day when I get a fresh helping of Cover Tune Grab Bag. Happy 4th!

  • transitionpete

    pure crazy-silliness!
    thanks for the cringe-n-grins!
    i hope everyone enjoys the holiday!

  • Kelly

    And there ain’t no doubt I love this band,
    God bless the CTGB!


  • Kendell

    Best. One. Yet.

  • Z

    I think this cover tune would have been better if you actually knew the words.

    Happy 4th of July to you too!

  • Cassandra, a S.L.O.B.

    LoL… too much! =) Happy Independence Day all… God Bless the USA!!

  • Toby

    While all of you seem to be enjoying yourselves, you, Bart, seem to be having a WAY better time than the rest. Admit it, you’re bribing them to do it, right? Either way, it’s the highlight of my day…Thanks again!!

  • Yettiebug

    You guys crack me up. I can’t wait to check the blog each day and see what crazy things you guys are up to. Keep having fun!!!!!

  • Cammie

    OMG! That was the best version of the song I have ever heard! What a hoot! I needed a good laugh!! Thanks! Can’t wait to hear more!!

  • andira

    LOL…..ooooh my……lol……*silent shaking*……small chuckle…..*shoulders bouncing*…..and *sigh*.

    My sides hurt now.

  • Stephanie K.

    lol. You guys’ sense of humor rocks, for the record. *shakes head* 😀

  • Buggy G

    Sooo…do they actually let you leave the funny farm to do these things, or do you record them there? 😉

    You guys need to invest in a teleprompter — and some tissues for Bart! Allergies, brother? You know, you kind of sounded like Scuttle from “The Little Mermaid.” Don’t strain that amazing voice of yours, okay? And please don’t pursue a career in ventriloquism. It ain’t gonna happen.

    By the way, I think you guys missed your calling as voice-overs for the Muppets.


  • Robbie Paisley

    OMG, that was too funny. I kept thinking that there were parts that sounded like Edith Bunker from All in the Family, and I about cracked up when Bart said the same thing at the end. What can I say? Great minds think a like. (he-he)

    You guys are great, have a wonderful and safe 4th of July.

  • MMmike

    If you listen closely,you’ll actually hear Barry do an almost perfect Elmo impression…happy 4th


  • Randy

    I don’t know what I was expecting but … it certainly wasn’t that! HILARIOUS. I am totally reposting this on my blog 🙂 and rack up your “views” at least by 20 more people :).

    that’s a great video!

  • Felicia Huff

    Oh my goodness! My hubby and I were laughing so hard! Thanks for that! It was great! Happy 4th!

  • The Akers'

    Just thinking….Christmas Show….A “Cover Tune Grab Bag Medley”….or better yet…live requests from the audience!!! Think about it!!! I’m just sayin’…could be a big hit!!! : ) Happy fourth to you and yours!

  • Paula

    I am sooo hoping you guys put out a compilation cd of these gems!!!

  • MomS

    i think I just hurted myself…by the way, is there enough oxygen in that room?

  • Barb

    Thank you for another great one…I love these.
    Makes me laugh. You guys are incredibly talented and I was thinking, what a great job you have. You have been blessed.

    Love, Brody’s Mom

  • Jess

    You know, I just think it’s a shame that you all don’t get along or know how to cut loose once in a while.


    Keep ’em comin’!
    And I think I speak for all SLOBS when I say: ‘Still waiting on Jim and Robby to join in on the fun!!’

  • Jen B

    Holy Moly, guys!! I just made my kids run down the stairs, cuz they heard me scream and they thought I was hurt. You guys rock!!! God Bless the USA and MercyMe.

  • Sandi

    oh wow…I’m not quite sure what to say…I think this is the first one that has left me utterly speachless. lol, that was amusing to say the least. I’ve seen this posted all day and I couldn’t watch it at work and only had the comments to read to get me through to this point at which pure amusement has overcome my computer monitor. LOL…awesome guys! I am disappointed though…I think Bart and Mike would’ve looked better in an A’s hat, lol. 😉

  • Christy

    Oh my goodness. That was hillarious. By the way, I did hear the Elmo, Mike. Bart, you crack me up getting cracked up. You guys are too funny.
    Thanks for the lift.

  • Jess!
    I didn’t pick up on it first go-round, but after the mention of Edith B. and Elmo – it is totally cracking me up!
    Better watch that voice there, Bart. Sounded a little horsey when you talk at the end. After seeing these great little CTGB hits, it’s pretty safe to say: Better keep the ‘day job’.

  • Kim the SLOB

    Ok…. What’s with the snort, Bart??? Missed it the first go round, but sure did catch it the next. Such a talented group of guys!! My 14 year old says you all need to do… Oops I Did It Again… Now that I just might pay $ to see!!!!! LOL! How about when you come to Knoxville you do a Cover Tune Grab Bag???? PLEASE??????

  • Kim the SLOB

    Someone tell me please…. How do you smiley & where do you put the badge…. Seriously?????

  • Todd Branson

    Um—————–Can we see Jim do this one time—-Who’s with me?

  • Jen


  • GySgt (Ret)

    OK, I just retired with over 20 years in the Marine Corps. I think if we could pump out the grab bag songs over a loud speaker in Iraq everone would either come out singing or just give up all together. Keep up the good work. God bless the U.S.A…..and Mercy Me

  • MaryBox

    Haha! Oh how I love you guys!!

    I think you should do Disney songs too!

    I cant wait for the Ranger’s Game show!!!

  • Bob S.

    This is awesome….you guys are so my heros. Ok now for my requests……

    “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield or “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears or “Don’t You” by Simple Minds the theme to the Breakfast Club.

    Thanks guys for your ministry and sacrifice.
    God bless,


  • islandchick

    I have tickets to your show this Sunday in Phoenix and I log onto your website to find out some information about the show, and discover this gem!!!! Wow, you guys are hilarious, I can’t believe these have been going on and I knew nothing about them. Now added as a bookmark, never to be missed again. Is there anyway you would consider performing a song for the Cover Tune Grab Bag at Sunday’s show 🙂

  • Holly

    That was way too much. Oh my gosh, this was NOT the thing to click on if I ever hoped to fall back to sleep at 6 am this Independence Day. whoo! Thanks for the laugh.

    Bless you and have a safe and happy Fourth!

  • Papa Ron

    Ok now I have to go to work. How am I going to explain this to my coworkers? Why don’t my eyes stop leaking????

  • ME

    Is this the new out of costume Big Bird and Company show? WOW
    Keep having fun !!!! I love it, talent at it’s best

    Stay in His Word

  • Lisa K

    Okay… who comes up with this craziness? And who is in charge of finding a room bigger than a broom closet for the cover tune grab bags? Y’all are hysterical. You are my daily dose of smiles.

    May God continue to bless you all.


  • Johanna

    I am new to your group, but the songs I have heard have spoken words that me heart has not been able to express, thank you.
    You young men have been given a gift, to write words and set them to music, to bring people into a spirit of praise, and laughter, and some that bring people into a spirit of worship, keep using this God given blessing to His glory and be blessed as you share your blessing with others

  • Stacey

    Great Cover Tune Grab Bag! God bless you for being silly and Happy 4th of July.

  • MaryBox

    it makes the video whenever Bart gets cracked up!

  • Jess

    I love it, “GySgt (Ret)”!

    I think I would have to agree on that one. 🙂

    And, I just want to say ‘Thank You’, for your 20 years of service for our country. And not just because it’s the Fourth of July. We are blessed to have the freedoms we have here 365 days a year, in large part thanks to all of you who serve.

    God bless.


  • Heidi Reed

    I hate that song. But you guys made it funny. Oh and the hat. Yeah. That was sweet. And All In the Family. And Bart sniffing at one point. And…

    Well, what else can be done other than

    Good night you goofs.

  • Brenda

    ooohhh cool i get to be #50 … that was toooo funny ..ya know each time you guys sing these cover tune grab bag songs …the songs stay in my head for a couple of days …thanks i guess for that… but this one had a nice patriotic (sp) spin to it!!… way to funny they just keep getting better…. just got home from a Rays game from St. Pete Fl. 11-2 Rays Happy 4 th to all!!!!!!!!!!!

  • candice

    That performance was…..interesting. 🙂

  • Rebecca T :-)

    HEY! YOU PROMISED THAT JIM AND ROBBY WOULD BE IN THE NEXT ONE! where were they THIS time? at the movies? getting pizza? at home sick? or oh, i know! they were hiding for fear that you would make them be in the next CTGB? Come ON guys! you know we’ve all been waiting for 2 weeks now to see Jim and Robby, and now only to find we have to wait another week!

    Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby! Jim and Robby!

  • Crystal Renaud

    seriously, these Cover Tune Grab Bags are simply brilliant.

  • Gina

    loved it once again…still waiting on Footloose or is that too upbeat or fast tempo? (kick off your Sunday shoes!)

    anyway, any song seems to work and crack us all up!

    keep doing the ctgb!

  • andira

    My brother and I had a long discussion tonight on some songs ya’ll should cover. Here’s a list in order of preference:

    1. George Michael’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” or “Faith”
    2. “Oklahoma” (yes, from the musical)
    3. A theme song medley from “Full House”, “Step-by-step”, and “Family Matters”
    4. The Carpenter’s “Rainy Days and Monday’s”
    5. Barbra Streisand’s “People”


  • Vickie

    How can we just not LOVE you guys?? You live life and you live it real…….GOOD!! You pulled some smiles and giggles outa me and I’m soooo glad to be blessed with your tunes. Keep up the fun.

  • Bill

    There’s something horribly wrong!!! My wife and I went to your concert last night at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix – and we are convinced that the talent we experienced during your performance – can NOT be the same as what I just witnessed on this cover song! You guys are a scream – keep the little hat, Bart.

    For your next cover – which will take considerable editing effort – how about ZZ Top’s TUSH? You guys are talented enough to replace “tush” with something more spiritual, eh?

  • joanne

    how about doing Abba’s “Dancing Queen” or YMCA?? You guys can do it!! 😉

  • Chyna

    Sweet cream!!! That was hilarious!! We saw you at the concert in Phoenix last night and you guys ROCK!! Ok, now I have a request. I have a great one! How about a little Golden Earing… Twilight Zone! I always feel like, sombody’s watchin’ meeee… And I have no privacy!! Haha! Oh that could be good….

  • Smilemaker

    Who knew you guys had such a range of vocal skills and musical abilities. You guys can not only bring us closer to God in worship but make us laugh hysterically. I watched this with my daughters and we laughed so hard we had tears coming down our faces.

    Truly you have to incorporate these into your live show. Laughter is a great healer as well as your awesome praise and worship music.

    Rock On!

  • SlobberKing

    Dude! You guys rock! When do we get t-shirts……

  • jim b

    “hold me now”
    can’t get much funnier than that!!!!

    thanks you guys and walley(wayfm) for the tip!!

  • Shawn

    I’m pretty sure that’s how Stewie ruined his pipes! Ya’ll better stick to Barry White grab bag remakes.

  • Peterson twins

    that was the funniest thing i have ever heard in my life. nice job. i loved your guys concert in kansas city at worlds of fun. my sister really liked the guy that put the hat on at the end of the video she thought he was hilarious!!!!!!!! 😀

  • Tina

    ROFL! I so needed a good laugh today!!! Do you take request? Would love to see you guys do Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! Praise God! A merry heart doeth good !!!

  • Sandi

    Tina~ You’re in luck MM already did Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. You should be able to find it on this site, but if not, go to youtube and look it up. It was awesome…Nathan was hilarious!



  • Debbie

    Oh the Edith Bunker was soooooooo funny. Keep on makin me laugh it’s good for the soul. God bless my nutty peeps.

  • catfreak70

    *uncontrollable laughter*
    Who unlocked the loony bin??!!?? 😀
    Hahaha you guys are awesome!! Keep the CTGB coming!! Why don’t you do one to “Yankee Doodle” or something patriotic?

    P.S. Ya’ll are NOT ventriloquists!:);}

  • catfreak70

    And I forgot….



  • Jennifer

    I loved it! You are an inspiration! I learned of this website from my worship pastor Robbie Hurd! I was just wondering do you think you could do “Walk the dinosaur” it was my favorite song from the 80’s. Thank you for what you do! God Bless

  • Mars804020

    Nate ~ I can’t believe you don’t know that song, except for the one part… ok, I’ll admit I don’t know the song either. Great job guys! God Bless!

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