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Fall Out Boy Probably Aren’t the Best Band to Cover ‘Uptown Funk’

Fall Out Boy, Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson

Fall Out Boy aren’t terrible. The songs off their upcoming album aren’t great, but the pop-punk foursome are talented musicians, and they tend to be pretty good at what they do. Now, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ No. 1 single, “Uptown Funk,” is not something they do, and they never should have attempted to tackle the retro jam. And yet, in an appearance on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, Patrick Stump and his cohorts tried to channel their jittery angst into Ronson’s smooth tones. The result is the anxious and flaccid cover embedded above. It’s not a total travesty, but look: Sometimes getting a band to cover a song that’s a totally different genre and style works wonders. This is not one of those times. (h/t Stereogum)