15 Genius Contemporary Cross-Genre Covers
“Boys of Summer” by Don Henley, covered by the Ataris
Don Henley rose to fame as a founding member of the Eagles. Years later, he launched a successful solo career that spanned the 1980s and ‘90s.
One by-product of his efforts is the song “Boys of Summer.” The reflective tune has been immortalized in literature by British author Emma Forrest in her book, Namedropper. It later got its cover moment when the Ataris remade it and wound up with a bona fide radio hit.
You’ll know the remake with its audacious reworking of the lyrics: “Out on the road today, I saw a BLACK FLAG sticker on a Cadillac.”
Covering a song but making it your own? Priceless.
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