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The Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Club Can’t Handle Me”

It’s not what you think! I promise!

I’m not posting about Flo Rida, who I just realized is “Florida” with a space in the middle. I’m posting about Tally Hall, a band from Michigan which is nothing like Flo Rida, or Florida.

Finding covers of songs I don’t particularly like that (1) make the song better and (2) make me laugh are rare finds. If you have a pair of disgusting jeans that you never wear, and one day you grab a pair of scissors and go “Tobias Funke” on those bad boys turning them into some sick cut-offs, you know what I’m talking about. This cover of “Club Can’t Handle Me” transformed something I hate into something I love, Mom jeans into awesome cut-offs.

Tally Hall is famous for their poppy songs and A capella style. Their single “Good Day” launched them into mainstream music when it was on an episode of The O.C., which I vividly remember.  It’s not exactly the most musically relevant track of the week we’ve posted, but when I fell upon this cover, sharing it seemed crucial. The song is somewhat faithful to Flo Rida’s original arrangement, but they’ve added in a new rap interlude which pokes a little fun of the song’s roots. Listen; I promise it will brighten your Friday!

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  1. Kristina says:

    I love the original-only because it makes me think of this super fun video.

  2. Chris says:

    When I ordered the Found magazine collection, the guys sent me a Tally Hall CD. AMAZING!!!!!

  3. Jackfan12 says:

    I love a good cover and by Tally Hall too! Awesome possum! I just had to write this comment about them ” and not about me, AND NOT

  4. I Only Eat Candy says:

    Can a song be too catchy? I feel like Bananaman has been stuck in my head since 2006.

  5. Coz says:

    Nice, guys! Thanks for showing Tally Hall some love. Not to pile on, but if you haven’t heard their cover of another hip-hop classic… and you liked this… you simply MUST listen to their version of Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend” — To see it live is an experience all in itself. Oh yeah and they have some amazing ORIGINAL tunes, too. 🙂

  6. brandon reasoner says:

    Thanks for the recommendation! Great stuff.

  7. Becca Gleason says:

    Thanks, boss! “Banana Man” is one of my favorites.

  8. Chris Hardwick says:

    I really dig Tally Hall. Mike Phirman got me into them a while back. Good choice!