Friday, January 18, 2013

Jonathan Coulton vs. GLEE

Jonathan Coulton is a musician from Brooklyn. He recorded a cover version of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" that uses a lot of mandolin and significantly reworks the melody.

Glee is a Fox television show in its fourth season. For an upcoming episode, they recorded a version of "Baby Got Back" that sounds eerily similar to Coulton's interpretation.

But before you go all, "wait a minute, this shit happens all the time" and recall David Cook's cover of "Billie Jean" that sounded a whole lot like Chris Cornell's cover of the same song, there's one big difference. Ryan Seacrest & Co. actually acknowledged Cornell on-air. Coulton was apparently blindsided by this news.

Judge for yourself here:



1 comment:

Jeff Leonard said...

The GLEE version still has the Johnny C references.