Covers Can Be Fun – Kings of Leon cover Robyn

Normally I’m not a huge fan of bands covering other bands songs, unless it is done really well or has a new spin on it. Yesterday, to my surprise, I found one of these covers. Kings of Leon in promotion of their new album Mechanical Bull LP did a live set on BBC 1 with some new material along with a cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own”. And YES, that Robyn from the 90’s “Show Me Love” (in case you need a reminder). Back in 2010 she resurfaced with an amazing album trilogy, Body Talk 1, 2 and 3. These albums are a great mix of throbbing dance-floor anthems mixed with bubblegum pop, heartbroken love songs and catty weirdness sprinkled with some rap too. This trilogy was so well done the even indie rock kids (such as myself) and hipsters would want to get up “and dance all night”. Kings of Leon bring in a whole new dimension to this song, taking from a fist pumping dance-floor ballad to and amazing rock power balled. Check out the two different versions and see how dramatically different these versions are and how each one is great on its own.

First I’d watch the original Robyn version if you haven’t heard it , or have been living under a rock.

Then watch the cover:

And then just for $#*!’s and giggles watch Taran Killam from SNL, side by side comparison of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend”

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One response to “Covers Can Be Fun – Kings of Leon cover Robyn”

  1. Minivans and Bull Sharks says :

    Good ol’ Robyn. It’s nice to see that she’s doing okay for herself these days.

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