The Smiths Approve Of Ronson’s “Stop Me”

Mark Ronson’s been taking heat for his awesome cover of “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before,” but Moz and Marr are on board. He wrote on MySpace (via NME):

when i recorded the original demo of “stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before” with my friend (the singer) daniel merriweather, the first thing i did was send it to morrissey and marr immediately, before i put the strings on it or anything, i needed to know if they would be alright with it, basically like a kid showing his parents his finger painting for their approval. it took a long time to hear back from them, but when i found out that morrissey liked it and especially liked daniel’s vocal, you can imagine how i felt (johnny marr approved it aswell, but i don’t know his exact thoughts): the man who co-wrote my favourite song of all time gave blessing to this new interpretation.

Arctic Monkeys be damned. Though, defending yourself via MySpace blog is one surefire sign that you’re spending too much time with Lily Allen. You can hear it — along with Version standouts like his cover of Coldplay’s “God Put A Smile Upon Your Face” (he made it hip!) and the excellent Zutons cover “Valerie” (featuring Amy Winehouse) — right here.