Both Rebecca Black, 16, and Miley Cyrus, 19, like to have a lot of fun, though their definitions of what “fun” is might be more than slightly different. In her new cover of Miley’s hit song, “We Can’t Stop,” Rebecca and country artist Jon D alter a few of the lyrics, but the end result is a very listenable version with a country feel to it which looks like it will become a hit for the young singers.
Jon D, who sings with The Lumineers, starts off the cover of “We Can’t Stop,” and Rebecca joins in as they sing the duet version of Miley’s popular, though controversial, song.
Rebecca and Jon D’s version is much tamer. The two of them sit on a porch, singing together. The only two instruments are an acoustic guitar and a soft piano in the background.
To all my homegirls living it up, feeling alive and are in love / Remember, only God can judge us, forget the haters, ’cause somebody loves ya.”
Since Black is only 16, she doesn’t sing about some of the subjects of Miley’s song, like going to strip clubs and doing lines of coke in the bathroom. So, those lines of the original song were altered:
Everyone acting like they know you / so vague, acting like they’re so cool / We all so turnt up yeah, getting turnt up, yeah.”
Still, her G-rated version is worth hearing.
Rebecca Black and singer Jon D harmonize beautifully together, adding a touch of youthful yearning to Cyrus’ lyrics. They successfully transform “We Can’t Stop” into a very catchy, listenable country pop number.
Their cover version is a nice twist on Miley’s song, and it’s one that’s great to listen to at a party, the morning after, when the party actually does stop, or at any time in-between.
Rebecca, born in 1997, first came to the attention of her fans and the music world when she self-recorded the song “Friday.” Though it was panned by critics, some calling it the “worst song ever,” her song went viral, and received millions of views. It catapulted her into instant fame and a certain notoriety.
Because of Rebecca’s “Friday,” like it or hate it, she also appeared in Katy Perry’s video for “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F),” as the hostess of the party Katy attends. Also, “Friday” performed on the second season of Glee in the episode, “Prom Queen”, which originally aired May 10, 2011.
In 2012, Zeitgeist, which sorted billions of Google searches to capture the year’s 10 fastest-rising global queries, listed Black as “#1 Most Searched – Google”. She was searched for even more than Lady Gaga and Adele.
What are some people on Twitter saying about Rebecca now?
I favorited a @YouTube video from @coolstoryjon youtu.be/5JcK5BW9Z0I?a Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop (Rebecca Black & Jon D Acoustic
RT @TunisianGleek: In the shower, i sound like Adele. Outside of the shower, i sound like lil wayne having sex with Rebecca Black. :PP
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Want to check out Rebecca Black and Jon D’s version of “We Can’t Stop”? you can, below — let me know if you like it, love it, dislike it, or hate it!
Written by: Douglas Cobb
Here is Rebecca Black and Jon D’s version of “We Can’t Stop”