9/14/2006 Add a comment

Slate's Jody Rosen asks "Why are there so many covers of Gnarls Barkley's 'Crazy'?" Her answer is that it transcends musical genres and its lyrics are universal, applicable for "tortured artists, to angst-addled teens, to wounded lovers."

I also love their costumes, which range from stills from movies ("Wayne's World," e.g.) to occupations (airline pilots on BBC's "Top of the Pops") to a full-on Star Wars theme for the MTV Movie Awards.

As for the covers, this is my favorite, from the Raconteurs.