Punk Goes Pop is actually really quite exciting every year. Its interesting to see who decides to do what song, and how they go about it. Obviously some tracks from this series have stood out more than others. Such as Memphis May Fire's cover of Bruno Mars, "Grenade", Sleeping With Siren's cover of Ceelo Green's "Fuck You" or Woe, Is Me's cover of Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night." This year, Punk Goes Pop is back, and I won't get into the track listing here. If you want to read it, you can do so here as there is already an article about it.
I do have some thoughts on the track listing though. For starters, the fact that there is a Paramore cover on this one just threw me off for some reason. Generally, the things covered on these albums are considered to be "mainstream pop" or sometimes hip hop or something along those lines. Paramore has never been in the same catagory in my mind as say Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, or Lorde. They're more in the same catagory as say Mayday Parade, All Time Low, or Fall Out Boy. So, it surprised me a bit -but that's not a bad thing! Maybe this is the first step to Fearless Records finally making the "Punk Goes Punk" album the internet has talked about for quite some time. That'd be amazing! I'd love to hear A Day To Remember cover "Welcome To My Life" by Simple Plan, or something like that.
Another thought I had about this track listing was frankly that its not that great. To each his own, of course. Someone out there might think this is a wonderful track list, and they cannot wait to hear it. I, however, am not all that thrilled with the songs that were selected to be covered. Usually, I am slightly intrigued by the majority of the track list, but this year, I am frankly only curious about tracks five and twelve.
Upon seeing this track listing though, I instantly started wondering what else they could do. Unfortunately, I couldn't think of too many things that I knew would work well. Except I do think it'd be amazing to hear All Time Low cover "Good Girls", "Don't Stop" or "Social Casuality" by 5 Seconds OF Summer. Something tells me 5SOS would be estatic if that happened. I also think CatchingYourClouds would do a wonderful job with any Ed Sheeran song. I really have no reason before that, that's just a thought I have.
Do you have an ideas for covers you'd like to hear? Let me know! Maybe you could come up with a full track listing for a new Punk Goes Pop album!
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