Ke$ha’s Emotional Cover Of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright”: Listen

Dec 12th, 2011 // 13 Comments
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Ke$ha fans eager for some new music from the dollar sign diva can get their fix via the surprisingly emotional, raw vocal she laid down while covering Bob Dylan’s 1963 single “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” for Amnesty International’s upcoming Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan compilation. “Getting a chance to cover a Bob Dylan song for Amnesty Interntaional was a massive deal for me,” K-Dolla admitted in a making-of clip. Watch below.

“I pulled up my Garage Band on my laptop and just sang through the song once,” Ke$ha explains in the below video. “And by the end of it I was just crying hysterically alone on my bed.”

Turns out that initial vocal is the one she and producer Bob Ezrin went with for their contribution to the 76-song compilation, which also features Adele, Miley Cyrus and My Morning Jacket, among others, and will be released on January 24.

Ke$ha records “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright”

Other artists who have covered Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” include Peter, Paul And Mary, Johnny Cash and The Four Seasons (as the Wonder Who?). Here’s the original:

Bob Dylan — ”Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright”

What do you think of Ke$ha’s take on the song?

[Via Rolling Stone]

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  1. BlackPrince

    This joke of an “artist” confuses crying with genuine emotion and feeling. She is a fake artist that’ll be gone by the end of the decade. Meanwhile Bob Dylan’s music will live forever, and my fav cover of this song by Metric, their music will be around for a long time as well

  2. Vinny A

    Horrible, Horrible. Bob Dylan’s version was whimsical not tragic. It was just his time to move on to other experiences. Who is this silly chick anyway ??

  3. tjl

    i definitly hate this. it sucks. waste of my time!!!

  4. Vibetribe

    the day the music died again……… you have ruined a classic….do the classic/ folk rock scene a favor stick to your horrible pop songs.

  5. CW

    Really Not Good!!! Really!!

  6. Now I’ve been a Dylan fan for only 48 years but I think the rendition of “Don’t Think Twice” was fantastic. I doubt he thought he’d be covered by her but dare I say, he probably enjoyed it.

  7. Sara

    This is a monstrosity.

  8. OldRetiredGuy

    Horrible! Nothing else to say.

  9. edward

    those that didnt like it are not dylan fans . lots of prople think dylan is making some great statement (and they understand it ) the only statement i am sure dylan is making is ” hey , why doesn’t someone do my stuff ? it works no matter what you do to or with it ” you can take a dylan song and hang it on the wall , suspend it from the ceiling , step on it or throw it out the window , do anything you want to dylans music and it always works ” most of the time “

  10. ellen

    I’ve been a Dylan fan for most of my life. All I can say is that this Chick has got to be kidding. It was painful to sit through. . . and just plain irritating!

  11. wretched! Annoying as a tone-deaf drunk trying to sing. I don’t have a mood where that rendition might sound enjoyable.

  12. If you were of the original Dylan era (as am I) and going through a painful and transitional period in your life at that time, the song actually makes all the sense in the world with a tear and a smile at the same t ime. I think you may have had to live the emotion with which this particlar recording demonstrates.

  13. kristin

    I am a huge Dylan fan…this is horrible…and her emotion is as fake as her hair. Totally contrived.

  14. Gary

    As a veteran and current Dylan fan, I’d like to go on record as saying this may be the greatest Dylan cover since Marianne Faithful’s Mr. Tambourine Man.
    I agree it’s “tragic” vs Dylan’s whimsical. But two things: 1) Dylan often uses whimsey to camouflauge tragic and 2) Who needs Kesha to copy Dylan? As a Dylan fan I have a recording of the whimsical Dylan version. Kesha’s release doesn’t cancel it or take it away. It’s an original and a brave interpretation. I’d concentrate more on a 25-year-old California blonde girl digging Dylan in 2012. That’s what’s awesome!

  15. Joshua

    I can pretty much guess you guys that hated it are fixated on the original, yes? Well Ke$ha made it her own. Or the fact it’s kust Ke$ha in general. I’m sorry she doesn’t have the twain voice like Miley Cyrus (who’s cover everyone seemed to enjoy) but her raw vocals beat that pop mesh any day. I feel something with this song, just because it’s sad it’s an interpretation of the song. Music is living, a breathing thing. And where people may not like it, respect it.

    Get over your ‘music loving’ selves and listen to raw emotion instead of being so stubbornly ignorant that all you have is a potty mouthful of words that is completely opinionated and ridiculous. A true music lover wouldn’t say all the nonsense you people have been.

    End of the day, she’s singing it, getting paid for it, and you aren’t. You guys just listen and bitch at your computer screens. Aren’t you guys winners?! :)

  16. Pam

    You’re obviously an ignoramus .

    People said that about Britney Spears, Madonna, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson. Am I comparing her to them? No. But I’m comparing you to the same ignorant people of that time to now. So flabber on. Bottom line is, she has vocals. She has emotion. And she respects Bob Dylan enough to do a cover of his music and feel the passion he did.

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