Jonathan comes across our reader series:
You’re doing cross-genre covers?! Be still my heart. Many favorites, but I’ll narrow it to two entries in the grin-worthy category of “Brits with acoustic guitars covering Britney Spears”:
2. Richard Thompson, “Oops, I Did It Again” [previously Tracked here]
1. Travis, “Baby One More Time” [embedded above]
Watch for Thompson’s Renaissance-style deconstruction at 3:23, and Travis’s ability to play the whole song completely straight. In interviews, the band professes a deep respect for what they call “the perfect pop song.”
P.S. No, I’m really serious. That Travis song was revelatory.