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Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Thirteen” (Big Star Cover)

SAN PEDRO, CA - OCTOBER 28: Singer Karen Lee Orzolek, better known by her stage name Karen O performs with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Growlers 6 festival at the LA Waterfront on October 28, 2017 in San Pedro, California. (Photo by Matt Cowan/Getty Images)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have joined the veritable cattle call of musicians who have covered Big Star‘s #1 Record classic “Thirteen.” In the recently reunited band’s new session for Spotify Singles, they performed a live version of their most famous single, “Maps,” as well as their faithful and tender interpretation of Alex Chilton and Chris Bell’s 1972 ballad. In October of last year, the band released a deluxe reissue of their breakthrough album Fever to Tell. Listen to the Spotify session below, and please note that “Thirteen” is falsely labeled “Maps” in the track list, and vice versa.