Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Icona Pop featuring Zebra Katz - My Party

Lesley Gore’s 1963 hit It’s My Party has been covered by a number of artists over the years, most notably by male and female duo Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin (and just for the record, no it wasn’t Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics) who hit number 1 in the UK in 1981 with their top-notch version of the song.

Now Sweden’s Icona Pop who had their own UK chart topper earlier in 2013 with the brilliant I Love It (a song that we shamefacedly never featured on Breaking More Waves even though we’ve been fans of theirs since 2011 as well as Charli XCX who co-wrote the song with Patrik Berger and Linus Eklöw since 2009) have grabbed the chorus and turned it into something freakily weird and downright mental with Zebra Katz

We also quite like the fact that someone using the obviously wrongly spelt name Justin Baber has commented with the word ‘Yaaas’ on the Soundcloud player at 2.38. Imagine if real pop stars did actually sit at home posting comments on other artists Soundcloud and You Tube streams. “Bitch you stole my thunder,” Lady Gaga could type on Katy Perry and Ellie Goulding’s You Tube. Or maybe Bon Iver could let Birdy know that “this version of Skinny Love isn’t as good as mine.” Maybe if Lesley Gore has access to the internet she could post a comment on this?

Icona Pop featuring Zebra Katz - My Party

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