Can a talented band make a terrible song great? If listening to the YouTube hit-makers Postmodern Jukebox has taught me anything, it’s that you can certainly make bad songs a whole lot better by sending it back in time. (And good songs can benefit, too.) Here are 7 vintage covers of pop songs by Postmodern Jukebox.
Postmodern Jukebox: “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore (Grandpa Style)
Now you’ve got grandpa’s clothes and his favorite music genre.
Postmodern Jukebox: “Blurred Lines” By Robin Thick (Bluegrass Barn Dance)
You’re a good country girl.
Postmodern Jukebox: “Timber” By Pitbull & Ke$ha (1950s Doo Wop)
Order me another round… of milkshakes at the drug store.
Postmodern Jukebox: “Sk8tr Boi” By Avril Lavigne (Motown)
This version is replacing the original version in my mind.
Postmodern Jukebox: “Gentleman” By Psy (1920s Gatsby Style)
This must be a coincidence, because I, too, am a mother father gentleman!
Postmodern Jukebox: “Call Me Maybe” By Carly Rae Jepsen (1927 Music Video)
Oh yeah, I think I remember this tune from the Ziegfeld Follies.
Postmodern Jukebox: “How You Remind Me” By Nickelback (Motown)
This is how you remind me of how much more I like Motown than Nickelback.
BONUS! Postmodern Jukebox: “Get Lucky” By Daft Punk (Irish Tenor)
I guess they don’t have a lot of robot masks in ol’ Ireland.
Geoffrey Golden is a bestselling author and Editor-in-Chief of The Devastator comedy magazine.