Charli XCX is not embarrassed to admit she’s obsessed with the Backstreet Boys. In fact, she loves them so much she even tackled BSB’s 1999 monster pop hit, “I Want It That Way,” for the first time at a show in Chicago yesterday (May 21).
The musically-driven Fox show Glee has built its reputation on doing big, flashy cover versions of a wide range of popular songs. From dedicating an entire episode to Britney Spears to classic show tunes to My Chemical Romance, the show has shown no fear in tackling music of any genre or time period.
A few months ago it was nearly impossible to go anywhere without hearing Taylor Swift’s ever catchy “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Taylor’s current single “I Knew You Were Trouble” is having similar effects. Everyone from Mike Tyson to Selena Gomez have been talking about the track, some even taking time to cover the song for themselves.
‘Grease’ is definitely the word.
As part of Fearless Records’ Punk Goes Pop #5 compilation, Texas hard rock band Forever The Sickest Kids tear down and rebuild Rihanna dance smash “We Found Love.”
YouTube sensations Pentatonix’s debut album features the track, plus covers of songs by Nicki Minaj, Gotye and fun.
Forty years ago this October, Stevie Wonder released one of his most classic albums to date, “Talking Book,” which featured No. 1 hits like “Superstition” and “You Are the Sunshine of My Life.” Now raspy-voiced R&B singer Macy Gray is releasing her own take on it
“Honestly, it was one of the more emotional, jaw-dropping, tear-jerking moments I’ve had in a long time,” singer Travie McCoy said.
Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen and fun. are the first group of previously unknown artists to take hold of the #1 spot, one right after the other, on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 35 years. And fun. broke one record even Adele hasn’t been able to crack.
When she covered the most depressing song of the summer, Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” earlier this year, it was unexpected to say the least.