Crushy VDay

Since I have a big crush on AC Newman, I will wish you a happy Valentine’s Day by posting his cover of “Take On Me.” It’s on the Starbucks compilation entitled “Sweetheart,” if you wish to enrich them by purchasing it. There’s a good Jem song and a half-decent cover of “I Put A Spell On You” by She & Him (i.e., the backing blues guitar is awesome, but I can’t listen to it because of her singing. Sigh). Oh yes, and a great DeVotchKa cover! And some not-so-great covers.

So rather than buying it at Coffee Conglomerate, go pick and choose on iTunes like a box of chocolates where you throw out the weird cherry ones and the ones full of strawberry creme (or maybe you keep those, because I’m the weirdo who likes chocolate fondant. Whichever).

And I’ll put up the DeVotchKa. But that’s because I love you, faithful reader.

[ed note: tracks removed! Email me for a copy.]

AC Newman — Take On Me (A-Ha)

DeVotchKa — Hot Burrito #1 (I’m Your Toy) (Flying Burrito Brothers)

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  1. king_zooropa’s avatar

    What a beautiful cover! I didn’t think you could improve on what is possibly the best pop song of the last 30-odd years, but I now stand corrected. Mr. Newman’s version is exquisite.

    Thanks for sharing the love.

    — KZ

  2. zh’s avatar

    I am very glad you enjoyed it. He definitely has the range to make that particular cover extra good.

  3. Paul’s avatar

    Hello! I really love the Devotchka Hot Burrito song – could you mind sending me a copy?

    Thank you! Your blog is wonderful, put me in a great mood today

  4. Sean’s avatar

    Oh my… can you send me Hot Burrito #1? Where did that come from? Sidenote: I got to interview Wayne Coyne at Pitchfork Festival! I’m the guy in the blue bobsled suit (when Pitchfork posts the interview.)

  5. Carla’s avatar

    the DeVotchKa track is available here…

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