Robin Thicke proved there’s absolutely nothing he can’t do by performing an incredible cover of Icona Pop‘s “I Love It” on BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge yesterday (July 8). The blue-eyed soul god stripped the song back to its bare bones, turning the electro-pop hit into a vintage R&B ballad.
In a near magical transformation, the girl power anthem now sounds like the kind of sunny love song that Stevie Wonder might have recorded in his hey day. The 36-year-old stays fairly true to the original lyrically, although he now sings “I’m from the ’70s and you’re a ’90s chick”. Watch Robin’s dreamy interpretation above and join me in swooning.
Who covered Icona Pop’s breakthrough smash better — Mr. Thicke or Florence Welche and Dev Hynes? Watch their version and give me your verdict in the comments.