Listen: Carly Rae Jepsen covers No Doubt for Spotify Singles Series

Carly Rae Jepsen is showing some serious love to one of the queens of both pop-rock and pop music.

On Wednesday (Oct. 2), the Canadian singer dropped her cover of No Doubt’s 1996 hit single, “Don’t Speak.” The reworked version, which really doesn’t stray far from the original tune, is part of Spotify’s Spotify Singles series.

Taking to social media, the singer shared the track with her followers along with a short message about it.

“Had so much fun recording at the iconic Electric Lady Studios with Spotify,” the singer tweeted.

“Hope you enjoy ‘Want You In My Room’ and my cover of No Doubt’s ‘Don’t Speak.'”

Just so Carly is aware, we’re totally enjoying both of them. Listen to “Want You In My Room” and the “Don’t Speak” cover below.

Arguably No Doubt’s biggest hit (and a quintessential breakup song, if we do say so ourselves), the tune is featured on the group’s third studio album, 1995’s Tragic Kingdom.

In a “say what?!” twist, “Don’t Speak” did not chart on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart due to some weird rules at the time. But, it did get nominated for “Song of the Year” and “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals” at the 1998 Grammy Awards, so that’s a win.

As for Jepsen, the pop star has had a busy year. She released her critically praised fourth studio album, Dedicated, back in May. Prior to its release, the musician unleashed several singles including “Julien,” “Now That I Found You,” “No Drug Like Me,” and “Party of One.”

In support of the 15-track release, she hit the road for her massive Dedicated North American tour during the summer months.

Last week, Jepsen released the music video for “Want You in My Room.” Watch the candy-colored music video for the catchy song above.

Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens cover the 1975 during BBC Live Lounge gig

Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens are taking their partnership one step further.

On Thursday (Sept. 5), the duo joined forces for a performance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. During their stint, the musicians played their recent collaboration “Gone” as well as a cover of the 1975’s “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME.”

The full performance can be streamed here, but if you’re more interested in the 1975 cover, fast-forward the audio to the nine-minute mark.

“Gone” is featured on Charli’s upcoming third full-length record. Charli is due out Sept. 13 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are available here.

“Gone” joins a slew of previously released tracks including “1999” with Troye Sivan, “Warm” with HAIM, “Blame It on Your Love” with Lizzo, and “Cross You Out” with Sky Ferreira.

“TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” is featured on the 1975’s critically-loved album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. Last month, the British band unleashed “People,” the first single off A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ sister album, Notes on a Conditional Form.

In support of the impending release, Charli previously announced plans to embark on a massive fall tour. The Charli LIVE North American outing begins Sept. 20 at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta and concludes a month later on Oct. 22 at Terminal 5 in New York.

At the time of publication, a handful of shows were classified as sold out. Those gigs include Emo’s in Austin on Sept. 24, Showbox Market in Seattle on Oct. 4, the House of Blues in Chicago on Oct. 12, the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on Oct. 18, Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Oct. 19, and her final tour stop at Terminal 5 in New York on Oct. 22.

Tommy Genesis, Brooke Candy, Dorian Electra, and Allie X will support Charli on select dates.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Watch: Walk the Moon cover Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’

Walk the Moon have been known to treat fans to a cover or two in the past; just look at their “What If Covers” series from late last year. Now, the band has added another cover to their quickly growing list. On Monday (March 4), the Ohio-founded act’s cover of Adele’s smash single “Someone Like You” was released.

Filmed during their recent appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the four-and-a-half-minute video finds the four-piece giving the somber track a little bit of an upbeat update. The video was shot while the group was hanging out backstage in the Tonight Show music room.

Watch Walk the Moon’s cover of “Someone Like You” above.

As previously mentioned, Walk the Moon’s cover of the Adele classic comes months after the band began their own covers series on social media. To date, the quartet has given their own spin to songs such as “Time to Pretend” by MGMT, “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper, and “Tubthumpin” by Chumbawumba. All their covers can be found on their Instagram account.

Recently, the band released their ultra-catchy, standalone single “Timebomb.” “Timebomb” comes more than a year after the release of their fourth studio album, What If Nothing.

The album produced a total of five singles including “One Foot,” “Headphones,” “Surrender,” “Kamikaze,” and “Tiger Teeth” which was given the music video treatment back in October.

Walk the Moon are currently on the road, opening for Muse on their Simulation Theory North American tour. The tour began last month and will find the groups performing across the continent throughout March and April. The full list of current tour dates can be found here.

Listen: Gerard Way and Ray Toro join forces for ‘Happy Together’ cover

My Chemical Romance may or may not get back together one day, but until that time, fans have been a given a little treat for their jet black hearts. On Friday (Feb. 8) former bandmates Gerard Way and Ray Toro reunited for their second covers collaboration. This time around, the duo gave their own spin to the Turtles’ 1967 track, “Happy Together.” Listen to the collaboration above.

The “Happy Together” cover is the second song Way and Toro have collaborated on in the past month. Back in January, they surprised fans by recording their version of Simon and Garfunkel’s 1968 track, “A Hazy Shade of Winter” (can be seen above). The Simon and Garfunkel cover is predominately featured in the first full trailer for Netflix and Way’s upcoming series “The Umbrella Academy.”

As per the description that accompanies the songs, both tracks will be featured in the upcoming series which is set to premiere next Friday, Feb. 15, on the streaming giant.

The series will star Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan (“Misfits”), Tom Hopper (“Game of Thrones”), Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castaneda, Aidan Gallagher, and Mary J. Blige.

Fans of Way’s music have had to wait some time for the musician to head back into the recording studio as he has been a little preoccupied with “The Umbrella Academy.” Late last year, Way promised fans new music and he delivered.

In October he released “Baby You’re a Haunted House” followed by “Getting Down the Germs” in November. In December, he paid homage to Christmas and one of Santa’s lesser-known reindeers with “Dasher.”

Listen: Cher drops emotional ‘SOS’ cover

“SOS” will join previously released track” Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! A Man After Midnight” on Cher’s upcoming ABBA covers album, Dancing Queen. The forthcoming record is due out Sept. 28 through Warner Bros. Records. Pre-orders for the record are currently available here.

Listen: Lady Gaga covers Elton John’s ‘Your Song’

Earlier this month, it was revealed that a slew of pop/rock artists and country music stars would be getting together to honor Sir Elton John and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin by contributing covers of their biggest hits for a double album. Shortly after the records’ announcement, Demi Lovato and Q-Tip released their contribution to the album; a cover of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” from 1993’s Duet. On Friday (March 30), just a few days after her birthday, Lady Gaga unleashed her cover of John’s 1970’s hit, “Your Song.”

The fact that Mother Monster decided to go with this track does not come as much of a surprise. During the 2010 Grammys, the singer performed the song with John during the telecast. As if that wasn’t enough, Lady Gaga will also perform the “Your Song” during I’m Still Standing, the upcoming all-star Grammy salute to John. The previously recorded program will air on April 10 on CBS. For now, listen to Lady Gaga’s version of “Your Song” above.

“Your Song” will join 25 other covers on the impending Revamp and Restoration double album. The two albums will be released on April 6 through Island Records/Universal Music Group Nashville. The 26-track compilation will include two albums; Revamp and Restoration. Revamp will feature reworked versions of the songs by some of pop music’s biggest stars including Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, The Killers, and Florence and the Machine. Unlike Revamp, Restoration will feature country-renditions of John’s hits by artists such as Little Big Town, Marren Morris, Miranda Lambert, and Kacey Musgraves.

Fearless Records to Re-Release ‘Punk Goes Pop Volume 6’

Fearless Records released the newest edition of their Punk Goes… series back in October, and now the record label has revealed plans to re-release the record this Summer.

The Punk Goes Pop Volume 6 reissue will include all of the tracks that were on the original release such as August Burns Red’s cover of “Wrecking Ball,” Knuckle Puck’s cover of “Chocolate,” State Champs’ cover of “Stay The Night,” and many more.

The difference with this new version of the record is the inclusion of three additional tracks that were not found on the 2014 release. The three additional tracks are: PVRIS’ cover of Sia’s “Chandelier,” Ice Nine Kill’s version of Maroon 5’s “Animals,” and lastly, I Prevail’s take on Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.”

Check out the video for I Prevail’s cover of “Blank Space” below.

The Punk Goes Pop Volume 6 re-release will be available, digitally, on June 23.

Furbies Take on Pop Music


Just when you think those pesky Furbies from your youth (if you were born/raised in the 90s, you know what I’m talking about) were scary enough on their own, well think again.

Turn out someone has decided to give these creepy, furry creatures a makeover to look like some of pop music’s well known acts. Thanks to Furby Living, a Tumblr account dedicated to the toy, they have recreated some of those artists’ album covers.

Furby Minaj

Furby Gaga



Furby Swift

What do you guys think: worse, okay or better than the originals?