Canadian popstress Avril Lavigne‘s new album, Goodbye Lullaby, hits the streets today after an extended and difficult gestation. The album was originally slated to come out in 2009, but personal difficulties prevented the release. Perhaps it’s appropriate then that to promote it, she turned up in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge and covered a song that actually did come out in 2009: Ke$ha‘s “Tik Tok.”
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Now, there’s nothing inherently difficult about getting through 32 songs in eight minutes. Try this: “Hey Jude, please please please roll over the rainbow and turn on the 4th red brick in the wall. Rattle and roll a muzzle of cheeseburger puppets to Alice’s house of the rising sonic exploder and sedate my shame and fortune to the blue suede siren. Small and humble homies gonna cut your hair down to the crossroads, but only the funk soul dandy compares 2 losing my rock lobster. No ‘G’ thang, no cry.”
There’s, that’s 32 songs and it took about twenty seconds [side challenge: how many can you identify?]. Getting through 32 songs and making it sound good though…well, that’s something else entirely. Fredrik Larsson aka. Freddegredde pulls it off in a speedy YouTube medley, nodding at viral videos alongside the rock and pop. View the video below, then peruse the full list of songs below the clip.