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Fifth edition of the ‘Punk Goes Pop’ previewed

Mayday Parade covered Goyte, courtesy of Sam_Stott

The Punk Goes Pop franchise has seemingly been around for ever, irritating and entertaining in equal measure, and if the tracks which have made it online so far are anything to go by, the fifth edition won’t be any different.

The first track on the latest compilation is a cover of Bruno Mars’ hit singe Grenade, which has been covered by Texan five-piece Memphis May Fire. This is one of the tracks which Fearless Records have released an official lyric video for to whet the appetite of fans.

The second track to be included on the album, set for release on November 6, is a brilliant rendition of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe, performed by Upon This Dawning. Had it not been for Punk Goes Pop, this cover would likely have been lost in the masses of parodies on Youtube, but thankfully this is not the case.

The final track which has been released in advance by Fearless Records is Mayday Parade’s take on Gotye’s No.1 track Somebody That You Used To Know. Arguably the most famous band on the track list, and now regulars to these compilations, this track will definitely divide opinion more than most.

The album’s full track list can be found below:

Memphis May Fire – “Grenade” (Bruno Mars)
Upon This Dawning – “Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepsen)
Mayday Parade feat. Vic Fuentes – “Somebody I Use To Know” (Gotye)
We Came As Romans“I’m Glad You Came” (The Wanted)
Like Moths To Flames“Some Nights” (Fun.)
Breathe Carolina“Billie Jean” (Michael Jackson)
Forever The Sickest Kids“We Found Love” (Rihanna)
Issues“Boyfriend” (Justin Bieber)
The Maine“Girls Just Want To Have Fun” (Cyndi Lauper)
Crown The Empire“Payphone” (Maroon 5)
Craig Owens“Paradise” (Coldplay)
The Word Alive“Mercy” (Kanye West)
Secrets“Ass Back Home” (Gym Class Heroes)


2 thoughts on “Fifth edition of the ‘Punk Goes Pop’ previewed

  1. Being a massive fan of any metal / punk / hard rock cover of popular songs I have amassed a pretty decent collection. But given the range of covers of “Call me maybe” by both signed acts such as Enter Shikari and unsigned acts like The Henry manouver I have to say the choice they made for this album is pretty weak. In fact most of the pop goes punk franchise is getting pretty weak, or maybe I’m just not down with the kids anymore… if they even still say that.

    Posted by Chris | October 24, 2012, 11:19
  2. There are plenty of covers of some of the more well known tracks on this compilation, but I think most of the bands agree to be included on them to increase their exposure so by covering the most popular tracks of the last 12 months, or ever in the case of Billie Jean, they are guaranteed to get a fairly large audience, even if it is just for that one track. Had Upon This Dawning chosen a less well known track then the “buzz” about them online currently would be much smaller. That said, you’re not the only one feeling left behind…I had never heard of a few of these tracks before I listening to the album this morning.

    Posted by liveandloudrock | October 24, 2012, 11:44

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