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Hot Video Alert: Sara Bareilles - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (Live on Billboard.com)

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hot Video Alert: Sara Bareilles - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (Live on Billboard.com)

Sara Bareilles is great. She has a great voice. She looks like a Neutrogena model. She's also a talented singer/songwriter. The BRILLIANT "Love Song" from Bareilles' debut album Little Voice is a TERRIFIC pop song. Simple and sweet. Nothing much to it. While she hasn't had a hit as big as "Love Song" yet, Bareilles is set to release her second album, Kaleidoscope Heart on September 7th through Epic, so look out!  First single, "King of Anything" is currently #9 on the Billboard Adult Pop chart.

On this week's episode of Billboard.com's MashUp Mondays, Bareilles treats us to a jazzy arrangement of Beyonce's club banger "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)." Talking of her take on the song, Bareilles tells Billboard:
"If I'm gonna do a cover of a song, I want to completely reinterpret it. It would be hard to imagine it as sort of a doo-wop-y, voice-and-piano kind of song, so I started fooling around with that on the piano, and it ended up being something super-fun."
While I don't know if I'd call this "super-fun," it's quite enjoyable and if you take into consideration the fact that Bareilles put together the arrangement herself, you might even call it impressive.  On a scale of Beyonce to Liza Minelli...Bareilles' version falls nicely in the middle. Check it out for yourself below the cut.






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