If you’re on Facebook you may have seen a few Postmodern Jukebox videos. Headed by musician Scott Bradlee, this collective of musicians and vocalists (and the occasional dancer) takes popular tunes and reframes them as everything from doo-wop to swing music, classic Motown to jazz. Even if you aren’t familiar with the original song being performed, their covers are a lot of fun.
For comparison’s sake, here’s “Titanium” as performed by Sia/David Guetta, and as a ’40s crooner tune by Postmodern Jukebox. I love both.
And here’s Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” alongside Postmodern Jukebox’s ’60s girl group version. The flaming saxophone nails it.
Check out more Postmodern Jukebox covers on their YouTube channel.