May 062011

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).

The Philadelphia trio Jukebox the Ghost consists of Ben Thornewill on vocals and piano, Tommy Siegel on vocals and guitar and Jesse Kristin on drums. Their piano-driven sound and vocals draw strong comparison to Ben Folds and his ‘90s pop stylings. A happy-go-lucky sensibility breathes new life into “Arthur’s Theme” with their bright indie pop, but the result is as fun (and still as cheesy) as the original. Just a warning: after listening below, you may find yourself singing this catchy tune the rest of the day. (via Some Kind of Awesome)

Jukebox the Ghost – Arthur’s Theme (Christopher Cross cover)

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  1. Saw these guys last night, did an awesome cover of Huey Lewis and the News’s “Power of Love.” Have also seen them do Donna Lewis’s “I Love You Always Forever.” Great band!

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