“It’s your thing, do what you wanna do/ I can’t tell you who to sock it to,” she sang over the funk song’s playful horn section.
The Isley Brothers released “It’s Your Thing” in 1969 via Buddah Records. “It’s Your Thing” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it their highest-charting hit on the all-genre tally, and topped Billboard‘s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for four weeks. The song earned The Isley Brothers their first and only Grammy (excluding the Lifetime Achievement award they received in 2014) for best R&B vocal performance by a duo or group in 1970.
The Isley Brothers reposted a snippet of Clarkson’s performance on their official Instagram account, with the affirming caption, “It’s your thang.”
Watch her Kellyoke cover of “It’s Your Thing” below, and watch The Kelly Clarkson Show on Peacock here.