Softening The Edges Of Rock And Rap

A reader writes:

If we are going to engage in unexpected styles, how about some lush big band (à la Nelson Riddle or Henry Mancini) and Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun"?

The unnamed male voice in the video is most likely Richard Cheese, the master of the lounge-music remix. His hottest YouTube hits are here. His rendition of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" is especially smooth. Update from a reader:

That’s not Richard Cheese. It’s Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, whose cover of Black Hole Sun was included on a CD called Lounge-a-palooza, released sometime in the late ‘90s.

Paul Anka also covered the alt-rock classic.