Original vs. Cover: Mr. Blue Sky

Quite a dilemma here, I love listening to Mr. Blue Sky, the song has been covered by many and raped by Lily Allen. The original was released in 1978 by ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) and my favourite cover was performed live by Mayer Hawthorne in 2009 at the KCRW radio. The song also features a vocoded chorus which was really awesome back then and actually still is now, when it’s not being done by a pathetic R&B-singer that is. A nice fact, at the end of the song on the record you can hear “Please turn me over” sung with a heavy vocoder on it.


Check the two videos and vote for your favourite! Enjoy!

The Cover (ELO)

The Original (Mayer Hawthorne):


About simon wardenier
24-year old Sociology student, studied Communication, Blogger, Photographer, Social MediaGeek & Hard Determinist. Love books, coffee & culture. No Regrets

One Response to Original vs. Cover: Mr. Blue Sky

  1. Kathy says:

    Love for the feelgood music!

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