one nice thing about top 40–a great source of awesome cover versions

Soundtrack in my head: Wolf Alice, “Roar”

I absolutely love creative cover versions of familiar songs.  From a DJ’s standpoint they’re a great way to engage the dance floor while at the same time turning them on to other types of music. Sometimes the cover versions bring a previously undanceable song to the dance floor, and sometimes the cover can be downright hilarious, such as when the punk band The Dickies covered The Moody Blues’ “Nights In White Satin.”

In this case, this cover version brings out new dynamics of the original.  The original in question is Katy Perry’s current hit “Roar,” a song I do like. But I really like the cover version by a British band called Wolf Alice.

 

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