With the recent sad news that rock and roll legend David Bowie had passed away at the age of 69, there has been an outpouring of tributes and condolences from both average fans and other famous musicians.
However, we’re not sure who thought it was a good idea for Smash Mouth to cover one of Bowie’s most iconic tracks. Yes, Smash Mouth is apparently still together and rocking, despite not having a real hit in roughly 15 years. But hey, at least their songs will get replay value for years to come on network reruns of Shrek. It’s not like we haven’t already heard “All Star” about 300 times too many.
If you’re wondering how a band who only has one lead singer can cover a song that is a duet between two of the most legendary voices in rock (Bowie is, of course, joined on the track by the late Freddie Mercury), the answer is simple: he just sang both parts himself. That’s right. Smash Mouth lead singer tried to emulate both David Bowie AND Freddie Mercury in one terrible span of two minutes and 49 seconds.
Have a listen yourself, and then let’s never speak of it again.