You might have read me raving about Rock Plaza Central‘s album Are We Not Horses? in a post a few weeks ago. In a recent moment of boredom I was clicking through youtube and to my surprise I came across a Rock Plaza Central cover of Justin Timberlake‘s SexyBack!! It’s definitely a different take on it, lyrics like “I’ll let you whip me if I misbehave” take on a whole new meaning when stripped of all Timbaland’s production layers…

This reminded me of one of my favourite ‘rock covers’: Travis‘ take on Britney’s Hit Me Baby One More Time. All of a sudden the song is full of pleading and longing and it’s actually a great song!

Tell me if you know of other bubblegum songs that have been covered with some indie cred.