By Kathleen Perricone
MAGIC!‘s “Rude” has been ruling the airwaves for weeks now, and if it’s starting to wear thin on your ears, here’s a totally different version!
Scott Bradlee‘s Postmodern Jukebox, the band responsible for throwback covers of Britney Spears‘ “Womanizer,” Kesha and Pitbull‘s “Timber,” Miley Cyrus‘ “We Can’t Stop,” and Katy Perry‘s “Dark Horse,” has turned “Rude” into a “1950s sock hop” track, featuring the vocals of Von Smith.
“Awhile back, I came across a cover of our cover of ‘Thrift Shop,’ performed by an incredible young singer named Von Smith,” Scott writes on YouTube.
“I was so impressed that I invited him to record a Postmodern Jukebox video with us – and here’s the result! Since the lyrics of the hit song, ‘Rude’ by MAGIC! are reminiscent of lyrics from ’50s tunes, we transformed the song into a proper sock hop-friendly oldies number.”
What do you think of this version of “Rude”?