Janelle Monae, Charli XCX Cover 'Simply Irresistible': Listen

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Janelle Monae performs at the 2013 Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, NV

Soul singer Janelle Monáe and British performer Charli XCX have put their own spins on Robert Palmer’s 1988 hit “Simply Irresistible.”

The covers were recorded for the celebrity network E’s “Live from the Red Carpet,” which accompanied its coverage of Sunday’s Academy Awards.

Monáe, Billboard Magazine’s 2014 Rising Star honoree, injects a sassy sheen to her version which can be listened to below. 

The first few bars of Charli XCX’s turbo-charged rendition bears little resemblance to the late Palmer’s original. But when the lyrics kick in, the electro fun begins. Listen below.


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