Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet
Kevin has done a mammoth post about love songs for Valentine’s Day, and you should go check it out. The big revelation for me though was that the Killers did a cover of “Romeo and Juliet” by Dire Straits. How did I not know this?! That is one of my favorite, favorite songs. Kevin prefers the original, but I’ll always have a soft spot for the raw desperation of the Indigo Girls’ version. (I remember drunkenly belting that out many times with my college roommates. Yeah, I hung out with a lot of lesbians.) That said, I really like the Killers’ version too. Just bought it off iTunes, in fact…


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  1. Actually, my favorite cover of “R+J” — and I kinda hate myself for liking it because of the weird Ivy League predilection for acapella groups — is an acapella version by the Brown Derbies. I would’ve added it to my post, but couldn’t find a version of it on Youtube.

  2. Ha! So the running gags about Andy Bernard’s Dartmouth acapella group are more realistic than I thought! (ND had the all-male Glee Club, but I didn’t tie it in with any larger trend.)

  3. “Hung out,” huh? Is that what you call it?

  4. Hey, what’s not to like about hanging out with the LJ’s? 😛

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