Monday, October 01, 2012

Monday music

Let's be frank, Mondays hold very little charm on their own. You know it, I know it, we all know it. But there are ways to make Mondays more palatable. To make the mundane start of another weary work week just a smidge more sublime. And one of them is music. But not just any music. Because why have any old music when you can have excellent cover music. And what's more excellent than some of your favorite ladies singing some of your favorite (and guilty favorite) songs. Starting with your friend and mine kelly Clarkson singing Sia's "Breathe Me."

Tegan & Sara, "Umbrella"

Admit it, this version makes it sound mighty, might gay.

Ingrid Michaelson, "Toxic"

This version makes me feel a little better about dancing to this song until nearly dawn in my younger days.

Zooey Deschanel, "Wouldn't It Be Nice"

Manic pixie dream surfer girl.

Brandi Carlile, "Crazy"

Brandi could sing me the phone book, but Patsy is better.

14 comments:

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McT said...

One of my favourite covers is Melissa Ferrick singing "Lola" by the Kinks...I saw her perform it live back when she was constantly playing the coffee shops in LA. Thanks for the list! Look forward to listening to them throughout the day.

Anonymous said...

I had never heard of Ingrid Michaelson before, but this song is all kinds of cute-happy :) It made me smile-- thank you Ms. Snarker.

Anonymous said...

(I YouTube surfed to "You and I"-- that's what I was talking about, not Toxic.)

Anonymous said...

iefeHave you heard this cover for Toxic by Yael Naim? really great:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqKZ_WIK5ms

Anonymous said...

How about Beyonce's cover of Sex on Fire? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjQnpJVdv-8

Sherri said...

I love the Sara Bareilles cover of Single Ladies. Always makes me smile.

Erin O'Riordan said...

I love it when Kelly Clarkson does Lady Gaga's "You & I," and I'm kinda partial to Katy Perry's cover of "N****s in Paris."

Erica said...

Brandi singing the phone book. Completely agree.

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