Covers Make Everything Better

Confession time: I have, since her first album came out, enjoyed Nelly Furtado’s music. It has a nice folk-y pop feeling, she had nice vocal range…I had no complaints. *Folklore* was also quite enjoyable, save a couple of tracks. I didn’t pursue her albums, but I didn’t mind if stuff came on the radio.

But when I recently heard her new single, *Promiscuous*, I had only one thought: *who on earth told her it was a good idea to dump everything she had and do an impersonation of the worst of the Black Eyed Peas?*

One of the great things about the music industry is that the right cover can heal all wounds. To give the most classic example from last year, [Ted Leo’s cover of Since U Been Gone]( made the original song considerably more tolerable for me.

So with that said, [via brooklynvegan]( [Nelly Furtado covering Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”](

The wounds are healed – at least for now.

(If Nelly’s not your style, it’s also been covered by [Ray Lamontagne]( and [The Kooks](