Did you catch Jewel’s cover of the Backstreet Boys classic “I Want It That Way?”;
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The A Night Without Armor poet gave the 90s pop gem a beJeweling on CMT’s The Josh Wolf Show while decked out in BSB appropriate attire. (Reminder: It is now illegal for a new talk show to not have segments combining celebrities and nostalgia.) The acoustic cover was light on choreography, but heavy on cheery enthusiasm.
Elsewhere in the world of surprise covers, singer/meme extraordinaire Rick Astley took “Uptown Funk”; out for a spin at Let’s Rock London. As you might imagine, the “Never Gonna Give You Up”; vocalist provided an excellent performance of this tune about dragons considering retirement packages. Just like “Rickrolling,”; “Uptown Funk”; will outlive us all.
IMPORTANT: The version of “Uptown Funk”; Mark Ronson busted out at Glastonbury wasn’t half-bad, either.