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“Wicked Game” Ad Nauseam: 25 Years Of An Unlikely New Standard

Twenty-five years ago today, Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" hit #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the song's highest chart position, laying the foundation…
Ryan Leas | March 2, 2016 - 1:37 pm


Chris Isaak Talks About All Those “Wicked Game” Covers

Chris Isaak's soft-focus boudoir-rockabilly classic "Wicked Game" is one of those songs that just about all of us attempt to sing at some point, if…
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2011 - 11:49 am


NME’s 100 Greatest Music Videos

To celebrate the launch of, NME put together a list of the 100 greatest videos of all time. While other publications' countdowns have given…
Scott Lapatine | July 5, 2011 - 2:34 pm

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Stream In Flames’ Surprise EP Covering ’90s Hits By Depeche Mode, Alice In Chains, Chris Isaak, & Nine Inch Nails

Gothenburg veterans In Flames are among the fathers of Sweden's soaring, triumphant melodic death metal sound. But on their new EP Down, Wicked & No
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2017 - 10:20 am

Hear ABC Cover Radiohead, Wang Chung Cover Blur On ‘80s Artists’ Unlikely New Covers Comp

'80s revivalism has been the trend in pop music for a few years now, and it's about time that someone capitalized on that by getting…
James Rettig | December 14, 2015 - 10:12 am

My Morning Jacket Played 3 New Songs And Covered 4 Classics With The War On Drugs’ Frontman At One Big Holiday ’15

My Morning Jacket played their first shows in over a year at this year's One Big Holiday, their own music festival that takes place in…
James Rettig | February 2, 2015 - 11:33 am

POP ETC – “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak Cover)

Covering Chris Isaak's 1989 boudoir ballad "Wicked Game" isn't exactly an original move; indie types have been cranking out their own versions of the song…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2015 - 2:06 pm

Lydia Ainsworth – “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak Cover)

A few months ago, the Toronto singer and sound manipulator Lydia Ainsworth released the lovely and cinematic debut album Right From Real. And now she's…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2014 - 10:39 am

CMJ: Blue Hawaii, Ballet School, Lydia Ainsworth @ Glasslands, Brooklyn 10/24/14

Ever since we named Lydia Ainsworth's dual EP debut Right From Real Stereogum's Album Of The Week almost a month ago, I've been hooked on…
Ryan Leas | October 25, 2014 - 3:22 pm

London Grammar – “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak Cover)

The world is no stranger to the legion of covers of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" -- neither is he -- and here comes another, this…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 8, 2013 - 12:57 pm

Rewards & Alia Shawkat Cover “Wicked Game”

A few months ago, we noticed that indie bands like Washed Out and WU LYF were covering the fuck out of Chris Isaak's almighty soft-focus…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Watch WU LYF Cover “Wicked Game” In London

"Wicked Game" is the one Chris Isaak song that everybody loves to cover. Washed Out did it a few months ago, and the bizarre pop-opera…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2011 - 2:39 pm

Washed Out Covers “Wicked Game”

We've posted a handful of "Wicked Games" covers over the years -- by Grooms, Girl Crisis, Giant Drag, and other bands that don't begin with…
Scott Lapatine | July 25, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Lonely Island Tribute, Ass In Eminem’s Face Highlight MTV Movie Awards

LeeAnn Rimes, Chris Isaak, and Forest Whitaker sang an SNL song medley, Bruno "accidentally" bare-assed Eminem, and Kristen Stewart was predictably awkward. Check out video
Scott Lapatine | June 1, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Pissy Pumpkins Unplug On Chris Isaak Hour

Last night's Chris Isaak Hour featured Billy Corgan and his now departed bandmate Jimmy Chamberlin in a predictably petulant Q&A intercut with sweet acoustic performances…
Scott Lapatine | April 3, 2009 - 5:51 pm