We’ve heard this song covered on the harpejji and by an American choir.
Now here it is on an Otamatone (no, I’d never heard of one either).
And now I never want to hear one again.
Sweet Baby Cheeses. That’s awful.
And here’s a version on a rubber chicken.
And yes, despite not being an actual recognised musical instrument, the chicken one is much better.
Much, much better.
Right – that’s enough internet for today, I think.
Ag, you must know what’s coming. Yes, it’s ANOTHER cover version of a-ha’s biggest hit* Take On Me, this time by Brooklyn Duo and Ensemble Connect.
You’ll note a violin, a viola, two cellos, a double bass, a piano (big black thing at the back), a trombone, a bassoon and a very enthusiastic clarinet.
Lovely version, and a hat-tip to whoever tied in Magne’s keyboard solo to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s 1899 Flight of the Bumble Beagle.
I have now heard 261 cover versions of this song, but this one is a real original, and must rate somewhere in the top 10.
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For me, there’s not much that Michael Stipe touches that doesn’t turn to gold.
So perhaps it comes as no surprise that I think that this – doing the rounds on social media today – is utterly beautiful.
Truth be told, I was never a fan of David Bowie*, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate a decent song every now and again. And, for me, this cover beats even the Nirvana unplugged version [alienates even more readers].
Just enjoy it. And feel for the apparently unknown and unsung (no pun intended) piano player who gets absolutely no recognition, despite being instrumental (no pun intended) in the performance.
* No, you **** off.