Try listening to electropop artist Haddaway‘s “What Is Love” without bobbing your head. First recorded in 1993, the song garnered most of its popularity with the help of the 1998 comedy, A Night at the Roxbury, and, nowadays, it’s a staple on any ’90s dance-club music playlist. While Haddaway’s version is more made for dancing, Italian band Hot Gossip’s cover – posted for free in preparation for their soon-to-be-released album, Hopeless – is a lot more indie.
With distorted guitars, a tambourine, and some soft singing, Hot Gossip put together a successful nod of a cover to Haddaway’s original, unexpected yet quite creative. No doubt it’s more appropriate for an underground indie show than for a dance club, but it’s still worth a listen or two (if not a head-bob). Listen for yourself by downloading below!
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