Sweetheart: Our Favorite Artists Sing Our Favorite Long Songs is the latest in the line of blockbuster compilations that’s been crowding up your RSS feeds. This one is special because it benefits the destitute shareholders of the Starbucks corporation, which now qualifies as a post-economic meltdown charity case. The tracklist is tight. Not all the songs are new (you can hear Death Cab’s take on the Cure’s “Love Song” 11 months ago if you want), but A.C. Newman’s take on “Take On Me” seems good and fresh. Literally.

Sweetheart: Our Favorite Artists Sing Our Favorite Long Songs available via Starbucks.

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Comments (38)
  1. d@ve  |   Posted on Feb 10th, 2009 0

    1 song that didn’t need to be covered. nice try

  2. Carl has done a fine job with this

  3. geek  |   Posted on Feb 10th, 2009 0

    wow, this is awful. fail.

  4. docj  |   Posted on Feb 10th, 2009 0

    Cap’n Jazz’s cover of “Take On Me” kicks the original version and this pathetic cover in the teeth

    • birdstheword  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2009 0

      Cap’n Jazz version is better fo sho.

    • pork  |   Posted on Feb 12th, 2009 0

      docj…i, for some reason, went and listened to the cap’n jazz version and had to come back here just to say…man, i think that was total shit…making it clear that this song just doesn’t need to be covered. morten and the guys did it right the first time and everyone since then has blown.

  5. toto  |   Posted on Feb 10th, 2009 0

    I was blown away with Newman’s first album, but everything since has been so Bleh. Has he lost his charm?

  6. Brian  |   Posted on Feb 10th, 2009 0

    Between his First album, his amazing second album, his New Pornographers work which has produced 4 great albums without fail, and this great cover, AC Newman is one of the greats of our musical times. Rock on AC. Rock on.

  7. Aaron  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2009 0

    Bleh.
    Get the Rogue Wave cover of “Maps” up on here

  8. alex  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2009 0

    i really enjoyed this. good cover.

  9. Yeah, I really enjoyed this as well. Take On Me is one of my favorite songs. This has inspired me to check out AC’s new album.

  10. nick  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2009 0

    listen for this during the climax of an upcoming gossip girl episode.

  11. peeeety  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2009 0

    not too shabby
    i like the production and i was digging it muchly up until carl’s falsetto kicks-in in the chorus
    but hey how can you ever really hate anything that ginger cuite does?!

  12. d@ve  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2009 0

    this is the dan in real life version of take on me

  13. Original version ftw.

  14. SNORRRRRRRRRRReeeeee. (breath) snoOOOOrrreeee

  15. I don’t support pornography, especially new pornography. And I certainly won’t support this guy.

  16. chris  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2009 0

    Love New Pron, but this cover is rather weak.

  17. Sopharine  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2009 0

    @ Ron Jenkins
    I used to hate them because of their band name
    but I totally in love with all the pornography song

  18. He didn’t need to remake the song; he needed to remake the video

  19. daysrunaway  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2009 0

    take on me is indeed a really great song, but i didn’t like ac newman’s latest solo album and even with fantastic material such as this he just sounds uninspired.

  20. That was a damn good cover.

  21. Not too bad. Mr. Newman does have a bit of talent.

  22. IanisRad  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2009 0

    “Take On Me” was never meant to have any acoustic guitar involved in it… took all the 80′s out of it… FOR SHAME!

  23. barry  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2009 0

    Didn’t Reel Big Fish fish this well dry like ten years ago?

  24. brett  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2009 0

    wow that was fucking terrible. another pretentious cover by another fail pretentious “indie” artist.

  25. Aaron  |   Posted on Feb 12th, 2009 0

    Do people even know what pretentious means anymore these days?

  26. I’m kinda bummed this came out, because a buddy of mine did a great cover of this tune last year – Hello India Calling. – and I really dig that version (it’s at http://www.myspace.com/helloindiacalling if anyone’s interested)

    This version is distinct from that one, though, and I love both the major crescendo chorus here and the nicely composed breakdown. This guy has his hands in a lot of pies, and they’re all tastier for it

  27. Terry's Chocolate Orange  |   Posted on Feb 17th, 2009 0

    take out the acoustic guitar & AC’s voice, and its beautiful.

  28. You guys crack me up!!

    Was a nice rendition. I heard it today at taco bell and came online lookin for it

  29. Push  |   Posted on Aug 28th, 2009 0

    I hear this at work and wanted to know who killed this song!
    Horrible job at covering a really great tune!

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