Since 2002, Fearless Records have released albums featuring rock covers of pop songs. They released the first one April 3, 2002, Punk Goes Pop 2 on March 10, 2009, and Punk Goes Pop 3 on November 2, 2010. Over the years, they've covered artists like the Backstreet Boys, Mandy Moore, Britney Spears, Madonna, P!nk, Justin Timberlake, Pussycat Dolls, The Fray, Miley Cyus, Jay Sean, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum, and many more.
This year, its back! Below is the album cover, the confirmed bands and songs, and a link to the official announcement from Fearless Records.
Allstar Weekend - Yeah 3X (Chris Brown cover)
A Skylit Drive - Love The Way You Lie (Eminem + Rihanna cover)
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! - We R Who We R (Ke$ha cover)
For All Those Sleeping - You Belong With Me (Taylor Swift cover)
Go Radio - Rolling in the deep (Adele cover)
I See Stars - Til The World Ends ( Britney Spears cover)
Pierce The Veil - Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars cover)
Silverstein - Runaway (Kanye West cover)
Sleeping with Sirens - Fuck You (Cee Lo Green cover)
The Downtown Fiction - Super Bass (Nicki Minaj cover)
The Ready Set - Roll Up (Wiz Khalifa cover)
Tonight Alive - Little Lion Man (Mumford and Sons cover)
Woe, Is Me - Last Friday Night (Katy Perry cover)
Now personally, I am most excited to hear the covers for "Just The Way You Are", and "You Belong With Me". Mostly because I like those songs. "You Belong With Me" is adorable, and so is "Just The Way You Are", but I hate Bruno Mars' voice! I'm so glad to hear that Pierce The Veil is doing the cover of that, because I like Vic's voice a lot.
I am also vrey excited to hear "Love The Way You Lie", for the same reason as "Just The Way You Are", and "Last Friday Night" because that song is awesome as is. Though I wonder what it is with Woe, Is Me and doing Katy Perry covers. That's the second one of theirs. On the last Punk Goes Pop, they covered "Hot N' Cold".
I'm also trying to figure out why they have The Downtown Fiction, and Allstar Weekend on there. Both of those are more so pop-rock, and more pop than rock! Hell, for that matter, I first heard of Allstar Weekend, they were on tour with Selena Gomez and their video was being played on Disney Channel! Not that I'm complaining, I like Allstar Weekend, I'm just baffled by on why they'd have them on there.
Over all, the bands and track listings don't surprise me. Espeically not "You Belong With Me", "We R Who We R", "Just The Way You Are" and "Last Friday Night". Those are some of the biggest songs out there in the pop world, I do believe. Also, I have to comment on this, what kind of fucked up name is "Chunk! No, Captian Chunk!"? Were they high and drunk when they came up with the name? It's...creative to say the least, but its also very odd.
Punk Goes Pop 4 hits stores, iTunes and Amazon on November 22, 2011.
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