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Last year, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and eight-time Grammy winning producer Greg Kurstin celebrated the Jewish Festival of Lights with a series they dubbed Hanukkah Sessions, in which they covered eight songs by prominent Jewish artists — from Bob Dylan to the Beastie Boys. This year, they're doing it again, and after kicking off the series with a death-metal rendition of Lisa Loeb's "Stay" and a bangin' cover of the Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop," they're honoring night three with a swingin' version of Barry Manilow's "Copacabana."
Unlike the metal-ificication of Lisa Loeb's soft folk-pop hit, there's nothing particularly wacky or unexpected about the actual music in their version of the 1978 disco anthem. It's a pretty kick-ass and air-tight take on the song, but it's simply hysterical to see Grohl grooving along in a suit while he handles drums, vocals and more.
Watch him and Kurstin nail "Copacabana" above via YouTube, and see what Grohl had to say about it below.
Barry Pincus – not only one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th (or any) century, but a mega-mensch to boot!— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) November 30, 2021
So, like a good neighbor, you deserve a break today. So grab a bucket of chicken and let’s get stuck on…..
@barrymanilow's “Copacabana”! pic.twitter.com/HkfuPuSpZ0