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May 3, 2021

An incredibly compelling song by the greatest living punk, and a cover so full of depth, musical richness, and complexity that the band can hardly be called punk, but always is. The Passenger, originally by Iggy Pop, covered by Siouxsie and The Banshees.

Outro music is Trust In Me by Sterling Holloway, as the voice of Kaa.


Apr 26, 2021

An enormously successful song with the rare combination of being entirely danceable and wonderfully listenable -- and a cover that shows surprising depth to an apparently thin story. We Found Love, originally by Rihanna with Calvin Harris, covered by Jessie J.

Outro music is Cherry Cherry, by Neil Diamond.


Apr 19, 2021

We promise, this is more interesting than you might think. One of the biggest country songs and debut singles ever, covering a serviceable but uninspiring original, and the only change was adding mullets -- ALL the mullets. As far as the eye can see. Achy Breaky Heart, originally by The Marcy Brothers, covered by...


Apr 12, 2021

The best song nobody ever knew, except the one guy who had to know it, so he made it huge and unforgettable. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding, originally by Brinsley Schwarz, covered by Elvis Costello and the Attractions.

Outro music is Cruel To Be Kind, by Nick Lowe.


Apr 5, 2021

Classic comedy, brass mayhem, and cartoon minarets. What more could you ask for in a song? Istanbul (Not Constantinople), originally by The Four Lads, covered by They Might Be Giants.

Outro music is The Teddy Bears' Picnic, sung by Bing Crosby.