Hayley Williams – “Bad Romance”
It’s nice to hear how truly great Hayley’s voice is without loud rock riffs covering it up. And with that indifferent expression on her face throughout the whole video, you have to wonder just how easy it is for her to knock a song out of the park while barely even trying.
We, uh, wish we could say the same thing about 30 Seconds to Mars’ cover of “Bad Romance”, which sounds like it was recorded for a Halloween sound effects CD.
Way, way, way too angsty and tortured for our liking. Jared Leto’s screechy vocals add nothing to this track, in fact—remember when American Idol‘s Todrick Hall pulled apart Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” so much so that it didn’t even sound like the same song? We’ve got the same problem here. “Bad Romance” should never, we repeat never, performed in a minor key.
The good news is, it’s the thought that counts, and we’re sure Gaga appreciates the sentiment (even if we don’t).