Track of the Day: ‘Dancing on My Own’ by Calum Scott

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

This reader pivots off another recent pick:

I just read in your newsletter about your chosen song of the day—one turning an indie song into pop. If you’re looking to do the reverse, check out Calum Scott’s cover of Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own.” A fun dance song turns into a discarded lover’s lament.

Update from a second reader, who flags a different version:

Hi—massive fan of Track of the Day. So disappointed Calum Scott’s cover of “Dancing On My Own” got on versus the Kings of Leon version though! See below:

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