HOW GREAT WERE POP PUNK COVERS?

April 25, 2019

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I was chatting it up with The Maine a couple weeks back and we were joking that I know every word to Akon’s “I Wanna Love You” thanks to them. The Pop-Punk band covered the “Lonely” star’s hit back in 200-something and I, a then impressionable youth, took to it like guy-liner to Hot Topic.

This opened up a pandora’s box of Punk Goes Pop memories, and specifically this one from The Starting Line. My favorite covers are the ones that come out A) good and B) completely their own. TSL hit it out of the park with their adaptation of JLO’s “I’m Real” here.