The original Pet Shop Boys version of this song was sort of a staple of my childhood, being played alongside my Lionel Richie’s Dancing On the Ceiling and Fat Boys cassettes, so I already have a soft spot for the song. We Have Band does the song justice. Although they’re not doing anything drastically different, they still sort of modernize it, and songwriting-wise, the song still holds up after 25 years or so. Honestly, I haven’t heard much else from We Have Band, since their debut record just barely came out two weeks ago, but I can already tell they have good taste as far as their influences go, so I’m going to keep an eye on them.
A Modern Songbook by Kaelin Bougneit Well, this cover of Gary Numan / Tubeway Army’s classic “Are “Friends” Electric?” Is most definitely the best cover