The Friday Mixtape: 3/5/10

Written by Music, The Weekly Mixtape

Michael Parr brings a different take on “Cover Me” to his turn at the The Friday Mixtape. Revisit the neon glow of the ’80s and glittery ’70s with covers from Erykah Badu, Everything But the Girl, and many more!

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As the current host of “Cover Me,” here at Popdose, I figured it was only appropriate that I kick off my little corner of The Friday Mixtape off with a selection of covers. It’s the weekend, so kick back, mellow out and get into the groove.

Side A: Headbands, Leg Warmers and Rubik’s Cube

Lazlo Bane – Overkill from 11 Transistor (1997)
Joe Regen – Don’t Stop Believin’ [non-album track] (2008)
Everything But the Girl – Time After Time from Acoustic (1992)
The Pigeon Detectives – The Power of Love from Radio 1: Established 1967 (2007)
Leroy Justice – Purple Rain [non-album track] (2006)
Lilly Allen – Don’t Get Me Wrong from Radio 1: Established 1967 (2007)
Childern of Bodom – Talk Dirty to Me from Are You Dead Yet? (2005)
Jeffrey Gaines – In Your Eyes (live) from Scares Me More (1992)

Side B: Lava Lamps, Platform Shoes and Disco Balls

CAKE – I Will Survive from Fashion Nugget (1996)
Erykah Badu – Stay from Live (1997)
Chromeo – I Can’t Tell You Why (revised) from DJ-Kicks (2009)
The Bird and the Bee – How Deep is Your Love from Please Clap Your Hands (2007)
Faith No More – Easy from This Is It: The Best of Faith No More (2003)
Mary J. Blige – Sweet Thing from What’s the 411? (1993)
Incognito – That’s the Way of the World from Bees + Things + Flowers (2006)
Dweezil Zappa – Stayin’ Alive from Confessions (1991)