Sara Bareilles Switches Up 'Single Ladies'
For this week's edition of Mashup Mondays, Sara Bareilles puts a piano-pop twist on Beyoncé's 2008 smash hit "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)." The singer-songwriter turns the bouncy anthem into a slow, jazzy track, complete with creeping bassline and vocal harmonies.
"If I'm gonna do a cover of a song, I want to completely reinterpret it," explains Bareilles of her take on the pop hit. "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."
Beyoncé hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 with the girl-centric single in December 2008. Meanwhile, "King Of Anything," the first single off Bareilles' upcoming sophomore disc "Kaleidoscope Heart," is currently at No. 9 on Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart.