Some cover songs make a whole lot of sense. Some don’t. We say Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” reimagined as a K-pop tune falls somewhere in the middle. Whereas most covers tend to update the original tune and make it sound more modern, South Korean quartet 2NE1 has actually made their version of “Like A Virgin” sound like it came out before the 1984 original by adding a chintzy disco vibe (while otherwise being pretty faithful to Madonna). No, 2NE1′s version isn’t likely to win any Madge-related tournaments any time soon, but any take on “Like A Virgin” is worth a spin, no? Head below.
2NE1 — “Like A Virgin”