Well! This changes everything. No more listening to that sad old ’90s recording of Jewel‘s “Foolish Games” while gazing mournfully out your window as the hot breath from your tears steams up the glass and you think about your squandered youth and the people you’ve loved who abandoned you when you needed them most. No more of that — because now, you can do that with a whole new song!
Yes, the iconic ’90s hit has gotten an update for Jewel’s Greatest Hits release, now with a little more country styling and tense, bombastic production courtesy of legendary producer Dann Huff. But most importantly — it’s now a duet with Kelly Clarkson. Kelly Clarkson, unparalleled authority on bruised vengeance ballads. That Kelly Clarkson. So — while Clarkson mostly plays fair, resisting the urge to drown out Jewel’s silky vocals with her deafening anguish-roar except on a few spectacular runs — it’s still safe to say that this is the most important musical recording of all time. Listen below.
Jewel & Kelly Clarkson — “Foolish Games”