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OneRepublic Really Tried to Cover Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova”

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: Ryan Tedder and Brent Kutzle of OneRepublic perform their medley of hits at the 2016 Toys"R"Us Children’s Fund Gala on May 19 in New York City. One of the largest, single-night fundraisers in New York City, the 2016 Gala raised 4.6 million to support charitable organizations that keep children safe and help them in times of need. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Toys"R"Us)

This is bad as hell: a faithful and dead-eyed cover of “Champagne Supernova” by Ryan-Tedder-led Top 40 hitmakers OneRepublic. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios for Spotify’s Music Happens Here series, the song is an aberration made in service of another aberration: Spotify original video programming. The second episode of Music Happens Here, which focuses (without much focus) on the musical legacy of different various cities around the world, premieres today too; it centers around London, and features the following reprehensible cover photo:

OneRepublic Really Tried to Cover Oasis'

Said Tedder, who is not British, of the Oasis hit to Rolling Stone: “I was an Anglophile; the only Anglophile amongst my friends when I was 13, 14. ‘Champagne Supernova’ is like a once-in-a-lifetime record. It’s just a classic.”

Would we expect any less than all of this from the company behind the “ExperiWomenTell” playlist? We shouldn’t, no.

[Rolling Stone]