Real talk: Lana del Rey isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The 1960s-Americana inspired singer has an upcoming fall campaign with fashion powerhouse H&M and has even mentioned that she is branching into screenwriting. Hate all you want, but the girl is here to stay. Further proof of this are the flood of Lana Del Rey covers that have come in over the past year since she hit superstardom. Today, we have the pleasure of sharing Patrick Wolf‘s lush take on “Born to Die” and Jukebox The Ghost‘s rendition of “Blue Jeans.”
Philadelphia-based indie popsters Jukebox the Ghost (we’ve seriously run out of band names, folks) recently finished a tour in support of their strong second album, Everything Under The Sun. In amongst their own bright, piano-driven pop tunes, they included this, ahem, ‘80s gem: the theme from Back to the Future, Huey Lewis and the News’ “The Power of Love.”
The second greatest thing to come out of the 1981 movie Arthur besides Dudley Moore (we’re not sure if any greatness came out of the recent remake) was Christopher Cross’s “Arthur’s Theme (The Best That You Can Do).” Although some cheese gets moldy with age, this cheesy classic only gets better. Perhaps Jukebox the Ghost knew this when deciding to cover Cross’s song in a failed bid to get their cover included on the recent remake soundtrack (the honors went to Fitz and the Tantrums).