Talk about gilding the lily. The original aria is delicate and tender and completely heartbreaking in the context of the story.
The OperaBabes (seriously, that’s their name) version is mindless elevator music. It was part of a mix CD I got during a summer semester in college. I didn’t know much about the original opera, let alone the story, and, being totally addicted to rhythm then as I am now, I thought it was really catchy and great exercise music. And then years passed and I heard the story behind Madame Butterfly and had an excellent “facepalm” moment.