Vampire Weekend have heard the Paul Simon comparisons one or two thousand times before, so it makes sense that frontman Ezra Koenig would record a version “Papa Hobo,” from Simon’s self-titled 1972 solo album. Give it a listen here:
Tag: Covers (71-80 of 150)
Initially Internet-famous for his “A Whole New World” video—which shows him convincingly switching between the male and female vocal parts—Pitera returns the world of Disney covers after his more recent forays into Glee and Adele territory.
Only this time, he’s singing every part: princess, villain, hero, sidekick and even the town chorus. Watch it here: READ FULL STORY
News from the left-field of awesome: lo-fi folk singer Iron and Wine (a.k.a. Sam Beam) covers an ’80s his from dance-pop icon George Michael.
Beam swung by the Chicago offices of The Onion’s A.V. Club to perform a lovely, subdued version of Michael’s chart-topper “One More Try.”
Today in Covers: Katy Perry does Gaga's 'Born This Way,' and Selena Gomez does Jessie J's 'Price Tag'
On Sunday night at a concert in in Houston, Disney princess Selena Gomez made her love for rising poptress Jessie J apparent with a stirring performance of “Price Tag,” while yesterday, Katy Perry did the same thing with current Lady Gaga anthem “Born This Way.” (Note the screams as she uttered the opening line, “My mama told me when I was young / that we were already superstars.” This crowd loves Gaga!)
The criticism I’ve heard of both covers doesn’t have anything to do with how Selena or Katy performed the songs, but rather that they performed them at all. Is it a bit early for one pop star to be covering other pop stars’ songs that are currently on the charts?
I don’t know what the protocol is, but I get why that would seem a little egregious: Basically, these covers could be seen as plays for attention. Like, are your own songs—or even older songs by other artists—not enough to generate the buzz you desire? Regardless of that line of thinking, I still rather enjoyed both covers, especially Katy’s acoustic take on “Born This Way.” Watch them both here:
Some call her unoriginal, some call her crazy, but the one thing most everyone can agree upon is that Lady Gaga is powerful. So who better to grace the cover of Vogue‘s annual Power Issue than the pop star herself? Forsaking her m.o. of incomprehensible dresses and painful-looking headgear, Gaga is photographed in a breezy white gown and subdued pink wig that looks more colorfully roaring ’20s than her usual avant-garde fare. But it’s actually refreshing to see Gaga’s real — albeit heavily makeuped — face not hidden behind couture architecture.
In the article, Gaga talks about her highly anticipated single, which hits radio stations this Friday, David Bowie and rocking out to Beethoven as a child.
Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa square off in 'Black and Yellow' NFL Super Bowl remix: Which 'Yellow' is better?
The football field isn’t the only place the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers are squaring off. Along with the upcoming Super Bowl comes a remix of “Black and Yellow,” Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Burgh-loving anthem, from rap titan Lil Wayne. His “Green and Yellow,” named after the Wisconsin team’s uniform colors, basically declares Green Bay will be raising the Lombardi trophy come Sunday. “Terrible towels?/ That s—‘s boring/ We got the ball/ You know we’re scoring” Wayne raps over the Stargate production.
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