12 February 2009

Music Thursday: Hit Me Baby One More Time

From the title some of you may be thinking that I have gone crazy. There is nothing more opposite than Britney Spears and this blog, but don't worry my dear readers I am not going to post any Britney videos on here. Today I bring you the band Travis covering Britney's song Hit Me Baby One More Time. Now, their version is a little slower and not as slutty, but I think that you will enjoy it more than the original.

Travis first busted onto the scene with their second Album The Man Who which featured the song Why Does It Always Rain on Me. That album won them a BRIT Award (equivalent to a Grammy), and they have been playing sold out shows all over the world ever since. One of the reasons that Travis has been able to sustain a 10+ year career is the fact that they put on a great live show. They like to mix it up with other covers like The Band's The Weight, John Lennon's Gimme Some Truth, The Beatles' Here Comes the Sun, AC/DC Back in Black, Elvis Presley's Suspicious Minds, and Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl.

Sit back and enjoy this weeks selection, but get that mental image of Britney out of your head.

What is your favorite cover of a famous song by another band?


BP said...

I had forgotten about this. Very cool.

Another awesome cover that they've done is "River" by Joni Mitchell.

Billy Carroll said...

Nice cover. We should make a list of our favorite covers. One would have to be Gin & Juice by the Gords.