Cover versions! They’re quite rampant at the moment. The spectrum as I see it runs from Dirty Projectors’ electrifyingly brilliant and different take on Bjork's beepy Hyperballad which becomes all of an acoustic twinkle, to the wussy Jarvis Cocker trying to take on Eye of the Tiger and failing like a soggy kipper in the face of Jeff Capes. If the latter wasn’t unsettling enough, Pete Doherty wailed and dribbled all over Culture Club’s Karma Chameleon with the stilted weak assistance of the singer from Keane - which actually does sound as painful to kittens as you just imagined in your head.
So, how about we remind ourselves of some covers from over the years which add pizzazz or cleverly and energetically outstrip the muses' versions?