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Sunday, March 27, 2011
Matt Mulholland Brings Us the First Genuinely Good “Friday” Cover
by Ray Padgett at Cover Me
In a rare display of web-wide agreement, folks all over the Internet have come together in the past couple weeks to boldly declare one thing: Rebecca Black’s “Friday” is a terrible song. And like most terrible songs, it’s generated tons of hilarious – but equally terrible – covers. Finally, however, the first genuinely good cover has emerged. Don’t worry, though – it’s plenty funny too.
YouTube cover boy Matt Mulholland brings to the table what most of his peers cannot: a straight face. You can tell that, though you wouldn’t call this sincere exactly, he wants to make a song worthy of repeat listens. The dramatic piano chords and emotive vocals make a song about which car seat to choose all Phantom of the Opera-intense. It reminds me of that Dido hook in the Eminem song at first, before the “Love Lockdown” drumming drops. Is it the funniest cover out there? Maybe not. But it’s definitely the one you’ll come back to. Watch the video and download the MP3 below.
Check out more Matt Mulholland on YouTube. His recorder cover of “My Heart Will Go On” is a thing of twisted beauty.