Sara Bareilles courtesy of Billboard.com.
What’s funny is that I chose these two (yes, two!) videos to share today before I realized that today was International Women’s Day, but I think they’re really appropriate today.
Call it, Dueling Single Ladies.
Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” is NOT my Song of the Day. Or rather, the song is, but not her version.
I love covers when they’re done well. Covers that sound like the original are BORING. But covers that completely reinterpret the song are awesome, and also often highlight the quality of the original. I love Beyonce’s version, but lately I’ve been listening to two covers of the song that I’ve been enjoying a whole lot.
Nataly Dawn of Pomplamoose.
I’ve only just recently been introduced to the Pomplamoose version, and have since been loving their album, Tribute to Famous People.
But my all-time favorite cover of the song comes from Sara Bareilles, who is amazing at covers in general (when you’re done listening to this, seek out her version of Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay. You’ll thank me later).
So today’s Song of the Day is “Single Ladies” as performed by Pomplamoose and Sara Bareilles. With a shout-out to Beyonce, because she deserves all the shout-outs.
And Happy International Women’s Day. Here’s to the hope that women in the world at large will cease to be considered the property of men in any way, and that we all get to live like we live in a Beyonce song.
More feministy posts coming soon for my geeky women, BTW. Stay tuned…
We run this mutha.