Jack Antonoff knows a thing or two about covers. With Bleachers, he’s covered tracks like Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way” and his standout 2014 album Strange Desire was covered top-to-bottom by an all-star cast of female musicians, including Sara Bareilles, Charli XCX, Tinashe, Carly Rae Jepsen and others. He’s a rocker with an ear for luscious pop production and he knows how to add that extra special something to another person’s song.
For Billboard’s Greatest of All Time special package, we spoke to Antonoff about his all-time favorite cover songs.
2. His number two pick is another Waits track, “Downtown Train,” getting covered by Rod Stewart.