Britney Spears' "Tom's Diner" Cover Gives The Classic Track A Modern Twist — LISTEN
This is not a drill: Britney Spears' "Tom's Diner" cover just hit the Web and she gave the 1990 Suzanne Vega classic a cool modern twist. Trust me: Your Friday afternoon just got a whole lot better. "But wait," you may be thinking. "I've never even heard 'Tom's Diner' before. And who's Suzanne Vega? What's going on here?? AHHH!" Don't worry, I'll fill you in on all of the important details:
In her 2008 essay for The New York Times, Vega, an American singer-songwriter, explains that she wrote "Tom's Diner" in 1982. The original version of the track is actually pretty mellow, but in 1990, it was given an unofficial dance remix by British music duo DNA that turned it into a major hit. The song's memorable hook — "doo doo doo doo, doo da-doo doo" — has been sampled countless times by other artists, most recently by Fall Out Boy in their 2014 single, "Centuries." See? In a way, you probably have heard "Tom's Diner" before.
Spears' vocals on her reimagining of the tune are dripping with vocoder, which almost makes it seem as though the lyrics are being sung by a futuristic robot of some sort. I won't lie... I'm kind of into it. Listen to Spears' "Tom's Diner" cover below.