RUN FOR COVER: INTERPOL VS. AZEALIA BANKS: “SLOW HANDS”
STEVIE WONDER VS. WILL SMITH: “I WISH / WILD, WILD WEST”
For someone in his 60s, Stevie Wonder is more than an American icon. He's a prodigy. Will Smith knew that and didn't even try to play with the original. Instead, he got as ridiculous as it gets.
RUN FOR COVER: NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS VS. COLD WAR KIDS: “OPIUM TEA”
Cold War Kids take Nick Cave's song and do their best getting a smile out of his grim number.
PERFUME GENIUS VS. THE NATIONAL: “LEARNING”
The National keep the same atmosphere present and repeat it as an echo, letting their vocals and spaced guitar offer a hug to Perfume Genius, albeit several years later
RUN FOR COVER: SMOKEY ROBINSON VS. POND: “TEARS OF A CLOWN”
Covering Motown staples can be a tricky thing: there's so much foundation, so much charm, and so little room for improvement. Pond acknowledged that and sat down to play their own loose, fun version.
LYKKE LI VS. FRIENDLY FIRES: “I’M GOOD, I’M GONE”
Friendly Fires made “I’m Good, I’m Gone” a sultry dance track to end your evening on the perfect note. Make sure to use it as such.