November is upon us. The temperature is dropping; the holidays are approaching; year’s end is visible on the horizon. Pretty soon we’ll have to start thinking about our Best Cover Songs of 2010 list (read 2009’s here). There are lots of contenders. If we did a Worst Cover Songs list though – well, I think we already have a winner!
Ironically, it’s from the same Quincy Jones tribute album that generated this morning’s terrific Amy Winehouse tune. Consider this the counter-balance. It’s T-Pain and Robin Thicke attempting Michael Jackson’s “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing).” One word: AutoTune. Lots of it. The non-computerized Thicke improves things marginally upon his appearance, but that isn’t a high bar. Listen below (if you dare).