Sugarland is an awesome duo.
Ever since the group first came out a few years ago they’ve always been a little off beat. The then trio had a unique sound. They had a little bit of folk in their pop-country tunes. Lead singer Jennifer Nettles has always had a beautiful organic look. Her voice matches that description as well.
Now the band has taken their organic vibe to a new level with their latest song cover in concert.
Listen to and watch [easyazon-link asin=”B0013XHLG4″]Come On Eileen[/easyazon-link] by Sugarland with Sara Bareilles…
Come On Eileen – Sugarland
Did you enjoy that?
I sure did. There is something about that song that’s always brought a smile to my face. Every time I hear it on the radio I think of the original video from Dexy’s Midnight Runners. The Brits grabbed their lone hit in the US back in 1982 when [easyazon-link asin=”B0013XHLG4″]Come On Eileen[/easyazon-link] became a huge smash around the world. The song had a fun sound and it was truly unlike anything else at the time.
Since that time the song has remained a favorite on classic radio stations as well as being revived in popularity with movies like [easyazon-link asin=”B001GMH8SS”]Tommy Boy[/easyazon-link] among a few others. It’s a great song proving that if you can get a really good melody you can connect with people and create coming special.
Now Sugarland has brought their unique sound to the classic track. I like Sugarland’s version. It makes sense for the duo to make this kind of music. They’re funky. They’re different. They’re perfect for this kind of folky, organic sound.
For the performance the duo teamed with pop star Sara Bareilles. Together Jennifer and Sara have some really great vocals. Their voices are great on their own, but together I think it’s something really cool. I hope they get together again for a record in the future.
It’s great when country artists step out of their comfort zone and challenge the perceptions of country music. I love it when a country act really takes a chance and has some fun with music.
That’s what Sugarland was doing here – having fun and enjoying what they do. They can put on a show and when they have a little fun it makes it all the more entertaining for the fans.
I love this cover and I hope they put out more like it.
Although this song was the perfect choice. I challenge them to top it.
Bonus: Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
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