Bastardisation of songs is normally good fun - Eminem's Stan mixed in with the Grange Hill theme tune is among my favourites. A rather poorer cousin is using a looped riff of one song and singing the chorus of another behind a flurry of bleeps, electronic wooshes and throbbing beats.
This is the scenario with the latest single from disco-bopping quartet Alcazar, Sweden's version of Steps. This Is The World We Live In is a hybrid of Genesis's Land Of Confusion and Upside Down by Diana Ross, using the the lyrics and melody of the former with the riff of the latter.
For a light-hearted Euro-disco tune the single is just about tolerable. I can imagine it being played at 'fun pub' chains throughout the country - I might even dance to it myself if I'm inebriated enough. But as for making a mark in the music world... best call it a stain.