Following in the footsteps of Lily Allen, All-American Rejects, Fall Out Boy, Ladyhawke, and thousands of teens on YouTube, the boys in Franz Ferdinand have put a debonair spin on Britney’s ubiquitous comeback single. No surprise, they make it sound like a Franz Ferdinand song. The performance, recorded for BBC’s Live Lounge, is a bit sloppy, but then again so is Ms. Spears. When asked by BBC why the band chose “Womanizer,” Alex Kapranos said it was because it’s the best song out in the last few months.
Tonight: Franz Ferdinand is out now on Domino.