The Alaskan sensation who even put her mark atop the Hot Dance Club Songs chart with her 2003 hit "Intuition" strips it all down for a cover of Neil Young's 1972 acoustic rock classic "The Needle and the Damage Done." For this week's Mashup Monday, Jewel puts a feminine, breathy, melancholy-but-gentle twist on the Canadian rock legend's track about watching others suffer the toll of drug addiction.
"I learned ["Needle"] when I was about 16 or 17," says Jewel, whose new album "Sweet and Wild" was just released. "I've been just playing and toying with [the song] and I finally decided to start playing it."
Both artists certainly have chart success in common. "Harvest," the album that contains "Needle and the Damage Done" climbed all the way to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, while Jewel's 2003 collection "0304" earned a No. 2 peak on that chart.