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Today we bring you more Cee-Lo Green, butin a shocking turn of eventsit’s not another cover of “Fuck You” (for those, see here, here, and here). Instead, it’s Green again showing himself to be up on the latest sounds by covering Kings of Leon’s “Radioactive,” the lead single off the band’s new album Come Around Sundown. Green’s crack band blends acoustic riffing and some muted soul piano. But, as usual, there’s nothing mute about Green. He ends the thing scatting around the line “Don’t forget where you came from.”

“What we have in common is that we’re all good old country boys,” he told BBC host Jo Whiley about his connection to the Kings. “That video really reminded me of home, so I have a personal connection to that song.”

When he hits those falsetto noteswell, the Kings might as well just retire their version. He owns it now. Check it out below. As we mentioned yesterday, Green’s “sophisticated” new album The Lady Killer drops next Tuesday, but you can stream it now at NPR.

MP3: Cee-Lo Green – Radioactive (Kings of Leon cover)

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  5 Responses to “Cee-Lo Green Brings Smooth Soul to Kings of Leon’s “Radioactive””

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  1. He’s just an interpreter they created the song and put the soul in it…but the man has heart..this is an incredible version….class from both sides KOL and Cee Loo green are fantastic superb artists!

  2. amazing cover.. this guy has such talent and is taking me out of my comfort zone!

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