If "Mr. Brightside" was a B-52s song

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I really enjoy covers that shift the style of a song to another artist. This was fun, thanks!

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/subjunctive

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Deranged and brilliant. Just like the B-52s.

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Oh, I know. I love finding ones that totally change the original - in some cases I actually enjoy the new versions more! For example, I’m a much bigger fan of the Orgy cover of Blue Monday than I am of the original New Order version. And Tom Jones’s cover of Burning Down the House is just amazing!

Oh, and if you’re a fan of AC/DC, check out these two covers of Thunderstruck by 2Cellos and Steve’n’Seagulls.

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I misread the title, and was expecting a B52’s style cover of Mr Blue Sky; which I expect would be awesome.

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I’ve heard some of these before and yep, you’re right. Especially the Tom Jones. They kill it.

While we’re passing them back and forth, here’s probably my all time fave: https://youtu.be/ChHRkfo2Gss

eta: the Tom Jones track is with The Cardigans and they deserve some love too. That band rules.

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Fun stuff!! I need these guys to cover The Chats’ “Smoko” in the B-52’s style…

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(Still hanging out for a Sisters cover of “Soaky in the Pooper”.)

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I’m a big fan of the Scissor Sisters’ version of Comfortably Numb:

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This is one of the best examples of the genre ever. Nice one!

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topical tune Killers style from Stewart Reynolds (he plays all the instruments)

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That “bad guy” cover just made me happy for the first time in days.

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