I know in my blog post yesterday, I gave a little harangue on movie remakes and sequels. And while I generally don't like those, I will admit I'm a big fan of cover songs and remakes. No matter how much I like a song, another artist's version always brings something differentand sometimes I like the remake more than the original!
One of my favorite 80s songs, Come On Eileen (originally recorded by one-hit wonder Dexy's Midnight Runners), has gotten a little country-fried treatment, with a recent live performance of the song by Sugarland and Sara Bareilles. (Sugarland is a big fan of covering 80s songs while on touralong with Little Big Town and Jake Owen they did a great version of Dream Academy's Life in a Northern Town, and tackled Madonna's Like a Prayer with Little Big Town as well.)
Check it out below. If you're an 80s purist you might not be impressed, but I really enjoyed it.