Charli XCX

Charli XCX, Janelle Monae Cover Robert Palmer For Red Carpet Show

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 03.03.14 in News

Now here’s something no one expected to hear around the Academy Awards last night: not one but four cover versions of the only Robert Palmer song anyone can name off the top of their head, “Simply Irresistible.” Commissioned by the cable channel E! for its red carpet festivities, the takes ranged from a twitchy Charli XCX take to a downright obnoxious dubstep-y direction from Fitz and the Tantrums.

Compare and contrast below, right alongside the ’80s classic that tops them all easily…