Friday Cover Songs – Pop Diva Edition

by Jeff on November 27, 2009 · 4 comments

in Friday Cover Songs

Christina Aguilera may have faded into obscurity and Britney Spears may have become a mentally ill sexual deviant, but cover songs will always remember them at their best.  Here are some covers of these mid-90s pop powerhouses from some unlikely sources.

Elvis Costello – Beautiful (Christina Aguilera cover)

Keane – Dirrrty-licious (Christina Aguilera/Beyonce cover)

Yael Naim – Toxic (Britney Spears cover)

Franz Ferdinand – Womanizer (Britney Spears cover)

I am sure that I’ve missed your favorite “Womanizer” cover; forgive me. All-American Rejects, Lily Allen and Ladyhawke all turn in some pretty noteworthy interpretations of what may be the catchiest Britney Spears song of all time…of all time.  And, criminally, there are no covers of “If You Seek Amy” floating around that I’ve heard.  Or “3.”  If you know otherwise, link to them in the comments for me.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Erin Palette November 28, 2009 at 1:57 pm

I confess to listening to “Ooops!I did it again” as a guilty pleasure.

Of course, when I sing along I ad-lib increasingly disturbing things she has done (“Oops!I did it again/I ate human flesh/it tasted so fresh!”) so that’s probably all right. :D

Ace December 1, 2009 at 2:15 am

So, I think all these covers are improvements on the originals. As Steiner would say, that’s bad, isn’t it?

Jeff December 1, 2009 at 3:53 pm

I think the best performance of Beautiful is the one in Mean Girls. Just saying.

If you think these are good, wait until you hear the She Wolf cover I have planned for this Friday.

Jeff December 1, 2009 at 3:53 pm

And yes, Steiner would say that’s bad.

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