Franz Ferdinand Joins The Legions of Bands Covering Britney Spears’ “Womanizer”

Posted: April 7, 2009 in Hot Trax, What's Ed-G:
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Britney’s “Womanizer” continues to be the most covered song of the year, but no one would ever expect that Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand would join the party.

This isn’t even a song that they decided to cover at a recent show, only to be videotaped by a crazy fan and posted online…this is a legit recording of the track.

The verdict? Probably the best cover yet.  Rather than stripping it down to an acoustic version or an overly pop rendition that’s all too similar like the original Spears’ cut, Ferdinand created a version that’s their own: harmonies in the right places, Brit-pop synths, and Alex Kapranos’ vocals are dead serious without a hint of a smirk.

Check out a youtube video of the track below, then head here to download the track to keep for your “Womanizer” cover collection.

  1. Jayvee says:

    Oooh great find, Edgitator. Like this version alot, but still also dig All-American Rejects rendition, just because it’s so absurd with a polka-esque beat. Plus, Tyson takes a nice shot at K-Fed.

  2. Charlisse says:

    Hmmm, I’m having trouble with this one, cant say I’m loving it yet, obviously they rock no matter what!

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