Dec 142011

Five Good Covers presents five cross-genre reinterpretations of an oft-covered song.

Let’s Dance may suffer when compared to David Bowie’s ’70s catalog (this goes for thousands of other albums as well), but there are artists who have spent their entire careers unable to come up with three songs as good as the three that open the album. “Let’s Dance” was the #1 single, “China Girl” went top ten, but the leadoff track, “Modern Love,” just might be the one that’s captured the most hearts. It’s got energy, singalong lyrics that can’t quite bring themselves to sound mindless, and that “buuuuut IIIII try” hook could land a tiger shark. Continue reading »