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LISTEN: Karen O’s ‘Jackass 3D’ Song!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs siren covers the MTV show's theme for its new film.

William Goodman // October 6, 2010

Karen O is spending increasingly more time away from her original band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs — and the results are justifying her independence. After her amazing solo soundtrack for Spike Jonze’s Where the Wilds Things Are, O has recorded the theme song for a decidedly different film: Jackass 3D (out Oct. 15). Listen below!

On her version of Roger Allan Wade’s country ballad “If You’re Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough,” O — a New Jersey native, who also contributed to the Jackass 2 movie soundtrack — adopts a Southern accent and croons, “I ain’t the sharpest knife in the drawer but I know enough / If you’re gonna be dumb you gotta be tough / I took advice no fool would take / I walk the walk and run my mouth.” How fitting for the Jackass crew.

O’s contribution isn’t the only rock star appearance in connection with Jackass 3D. The cast of the movie appeared in Weezer’s new music video for “Memories,” a tribute to SoCal skate culture. Watch here!

Listen to Karen O’s version of the Jackass theme below, then tell us what you think in the comment section.