Karmin Covers ‘Grease’ Classic “Summer Nights” For Twizzlers Commercial

Karmin can pretty much do no wrong in my eyes (I was even here for them performing on the roof of a McDonald’s bus!) but their cover of Grease classic “Summer Nights” gets two thumbs down from me. Nick and Amy tackle the much-loved Olivia Newton-John/John Travolta duet for a Twizzlers commercial and the result could be mistaken for really bad karaoke.

I’m sure the idea sounded good on paper. (After all, how many boy/girl combos are there?) But Karmin’s cover jumped the shark when someone decided to turn the ultimate sing-a-long song into a tinny dance anthem. The production just doesn’t work and the duo goes through the motions vocally. Let’s hope this is never officially released. Listen after the jump.

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  • MusicManDave

    What the heck is this?? I am so lost in the production it is ridiculous. They are so desperate for a hit record. I feel sorry for them. I am thinking maybe acting would be a better focus. Sorry!

    • karminite4life

      i hate that u are soo negive about them they are more fameous then u :)

  • Liam

    There are parts of this song that are amazing, but some that take away what made this song a classic

  • Chase

    I think it’s fine. and they already have hit records by the way. I’m not expecting this fantastic hit cover. Besides, it’s just a commercial.