Blondie Covers Lil Nas X And Other Unexpected Moments In Cover Song History
Including Blondie covering Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' with Elvis Costello???
Blondie's been around for decades, so it's no surprise when they choose to cover popular tracks while on tour to spice things up. However, their recent shows have seen the inclusion of an unexpected bop added to their setlist: Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road.”
While the tune is undoubtedly a monster hit -- it's currently tied for the record of maintaining the longest number one Billboard spot for a whopping 16 weeks -- it's certainly not the first choice we'd think of for the punk band to take on.
In a surprisingly good take on the hit, Debbie Harry contrasted the song's upbeat vibe by turning it into a haunting country melody thanks to the singer's sultry vocals.
It's not the first time we've been surprised by an artist's choice of music cover -- and been subsequently surprised at the result.
Here's a bunch of other unusual covers you may have forgotten about -- or may not have even heard of.
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson - "Helter Skelter" (The Beatles)
Charli XCX – "I Want It That Way" (Backstreet Boys)
The Offspring – "Barbie Girl" (Aqua)
Bowling For Soup – "... Baby One More Time" (Britney Spears)
Marilyn Manson – "Sweet Dreams" (Eurythmics)
Limp Bizkit – "Faith" (George Michael)
White Stripes - "Jolene" (Dolly Parton)
Bloc Party – "Say It Right" (Nelly Furtado)
Johnny Cash - "Hurt" (Nine Inch Nails)
The Wombats – "Bleeding Love" (Leona Lewis)
Teenage Fanclub – "Like A Virgin" (Madonna)
William Shatner -"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (The Beatles)
Tori Amos - "'97 Bonnie & Clyde" (Eminem)
Jimi Hendrix - "All Along the Watchtower" (Bob Dylan)
Florence and the Machine - "Stand By Me" (Ben E. King)
Chris Cornell - "Billie Jean" (Michael Jackson)