If you're gonna be outdone by any singer, it's probably best that it be Cee-Lo. After all, how serious is he really covering your song? Wait, he's actually that good at making other people's songs his own because he's just having fun with it. Can't be mad at that, especially since imitation is the highest form of flattery. Cee-Lo takes on "No One's Gonna Love You" by Band of Horses, releasing an intimate look at the rocky road of two lovers on a road trip. The track is produced by Paul Epworth, the man behind work for Jack Penate and Bloc Party. Hit the jump for the slightly NSFW video.
CEE-LO AND FOO FIGHTERS COVER PRINCE'S "DARLING NIKKI"
Three years ago MTV filmed quick performances by artists as they broke for commercials during the 2007 VMAs. One of the most notable ones from that year was the Foo Fighters backing up Cee-Lo doing his best Prince impression of "Darling Nikki." Sort of like "What Part of Forever" from the The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack, we see that Cee-Lo nails songs with a character behind them. Insert Charlie Murphy x Chappelle's Show x Prince joke here.
GNARLS BARKLEY, "GONE DADDY GONE"
Part of the Gnarls Barkley money-machine was due to Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse's keen ear for obscure music. This cover seemed like more of a Danger Mouse production reworking the original xylophone and guitar arrangements. The bulk of the work was probably put into turning Cee-Lo Green and his band into a group of buggers for a universally safe cover from the Violent Femme's 1983 debut.