Maroon 5 covers Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer”

image from Nine Inch Nails "Closer" video

Courtesy Nothing/ Interscope

I wish this were an “April Fool,” but it’s not.

Now I liked “Songs About Jane” by Maroon 5. Good, soul-full stuff with a few nice guitar licks. I even liked some of their newer stuff like “Payphone” and “Moves Like Jagger” (mainly because of Christina Aguilera, for her limited role).

But there are some things you just shouldn’t do. Throwing Adam Levine’s high-pitched voice on the much darker song “Closer” is one of them. I mean, in this version (from unknown source), the band does a serviceable┬ájob. But it’s a “uh… don’t do that again” moment.

It is nice to know, however, the musical tastes among bands. Who would have thought these pop rockers would dig Nine Inch Nails?

I can only hope that Adam’s love of NIN rubs off on Christina and she covers “The Wretched.” I’ve had dreams that my Valentina Lorena inspiration would do something like that. Keep it dark, but with a female voice.


But that’s just me thinking out loud.

Here’s the clip of Maroon 5 covering “Closer.” What say you?

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