Finally! A “Call Me Maybe” Cover You Can Fox-Trot to

by Brendan McGinley

Badass troubadours Postmodern Jukebox specialize in alternate genre covers, like their country-western cover of Ke$ha’s “Die Young,” (go listen. We promise it’s much more tolerable than the original!) but their specialty is vintage versions of modern pop songs. They did a less rappy, more snappy version of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop.” And now they’ve done a version of “Call Me Maybe,” in the ol’ 1927 style, which means this hooch we’re drinking right now is, in addition to being against our 21st century work guidelines, totally illegal under the 18th Amendment.

You can buy this cover and many others (including two other genre-bending versions of it) on iTunes, for a mere 99 cents — which in 1927 will buy drinks for the entire bar and a pork shoulder for your granny. Well oooo-eee! Look at Johnny FancyPants Big Spender over here! You probably think you’re better’n everyone else just because you didn’t have to eat locusts and dust for dinner like everyone else did in the 1930s cover of this song, eh? Aw, jinkies, Charlie, you’re some kind of a high-nosed guy. Spare a buck for these folks so they can get summin’ ta eat, huh?

And guess what, ladies? In 1927 you’ve only had the right to vote for a few years, so it would be irresponsible of you not to exercise it in the poll below; what song should Postmodern Jukebox cover next?


It's a nice day for a white weddiWHAAAAAAAAA THE ACE OF SPADES! THE ACE OF SPADES! THE ACE OF SPADES!

It’s a nice day for a white weddiWHAAAAAAAAA THE ACE OF SPADES! THE ACE OF SPADES! THE ACE OF SPADES!

Brendan McGinley is editor round these parts when not writing comics or Cracked columns. You can say a neighborly hello to him on Twitter @BrendanMcGinley.

It's not over till the flash mob sings.

It’s not over till the flash mob sings.

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