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It’s Bon Jovi time and you know what that means: Raise those pump-able fists high! Okay, now put them away. You won’t need them for this. Maybe a comfortable turtleneck for some mid-tempo head-bopping. The Boat People take “Livin’ on a Prayer” down a couple notches—but only a couple. The languid dance beat and super-cheesy synth present a cheeky front without disrespecting the original.
“We always sing this song when we end up in a particularly ridiculous ‘lifestyles of the rich and famous’ situation,” the band wrote. “Also, for some reason this song reminds me of the Arcade Fire, they both seem to draw something lyrically from The Boss and kind of surprised me that those two have something in common.”
This cover comes from Buffetlibre’s Rewind 2 cover/remix collection. Download the full set here.
MP3: The Boat People – Livin’ on a Prayer (Bon Jovi cover)
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