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Dancing on My Own

This 2013 Kings of Leon cover of Robyn’s Dancing on My Own inspired Callum Scott to sing Dancing on My Own for his audition for Britain’s Got Talent, which eventually lead to Scott’s version of the song hitting #2 on the UK charts in 2016 and becoming the #1 download in the UK that summer. The original version topped out at 8.

Here’s the original.

Here’s a country version.

Here’s a punk cover validating my theory stating pop songs usually sound good as punk songs.

Anyway, I was thinking about this because a few years ago I made a playlist for the kids of all the covers of Dancing on My Own I could find and there were 56 back then. Today I added all the ones which were added to Apple Music in the last few years and now there are 91 total on the list, though 2 or 3 are remixes.

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Bruce Layman

This supercut of movie dance scenes to "Dancing on My Own" belongs here:

Brian W

Robyn is something approaching a saint in our house. She was my ten-year-olds first concert (at 8 months old), and he's since seen here a second time. I've seen her 4 times. The ten year old, when he was a toddler, would put on headphones and straddle this push up bar I had that could rotate, and he would spin around as fast as he could (which was really, really fast) belting out Robyn songs. He knows the words to at least a dozen. A Robyn song ("hang with me") was playing when he was born.

The second time he saw her live, when he was five, he was sitting on my shoulders, transfixed, singing along to "indestructible" and "honey" and "missing you" and, of course, "dancing on my own". The people around us were both impressed and a little disturbed.

Edith ZimmermanMOD

I love this so much. And St. Robyn makes sense to me!! Praise be to her!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Aaron CohenMOD

@Brian Thanks for sharing! Gotta bring the kids to shows!

Brian W

LoL I was shuffling this "dancing on my own" playlist tonight while we played board games and he was getting visibly irritated. Why are there so many slow piano versions?? We put on our Robyn playlist instead.

Aaron CohenMOD

You can really tell which of the covers are covering the Callum Scott version and which of them are covering Robyn's.

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Caroline G.

Not "Dancing on My Own," but this SNL recreation of the Call Your Girlfriend video is one of my favorite things on the internet.

Aaron CohenMOD

Oh yes, I remember being astounded how close it was.

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