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Usher Covers Pumped Up Kicks!!

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Whaaat? Usher plays the guitar?

We should have guessed, that man can do just about ANYTHING!

The former R&B singer covered Foster the People's Pumped Up Kicks live for a BBC radio show.

It was totally unexpected, and absolutely incrediballz!!

PresSsSsSs PlaaaaaYyY (above) to see Usher's flawless cover of one of our most FAVE songs of last year!!

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12 comments to “Usher Covers Pumped Up Kicks!!”

  1. emma says – reply to this


    he's playing bass…..

  2. spliffysteffy says – reply to this


    yeah not to be smug but it is a bass like Emma said, and I think he's even playing rhythm bass at that!

  3. 3

    root notes bwahahaha

  4. 4

    wow he is so indy…not. And a year late

  5. Elle says – reply to this



    He tried something different and it sounds great

  6. Pauline says – reply to this


    nothing beats the original version (ofc) but this was actually a really good try! usher just earned some respect from me!

  7. Pauline says – reply to this


    Re: Douche Hunter – if he played a beatles track would you then say that he's 70 years late??

  8. 8

    Re: Pauline – Not at all. I just think he is trying way too hard to be relevant. Would Foster the People cover Adele or Chris Browns Elevator hit? ehhh no
    just too soon and too tired. He might as well have played Crazy by Cee Lo.

  9. 9

    WHY did you just ruin a good song!!!

  10. Sadè says – reply to this


    I think that Usher did a great job doing "Pumped Up Kicks"….he knew he would do a great job or else he wouldn't have done it. So you all can take your negative comments and shove them. Being an artist and performing is no easy task. He didn't ruin this song either…..he had fun with it and that is a part of what music is all about. Let me see you all with the negative comments do this song!
    P.S: I love myself some Usher <3

  11. Lala says – reply to this


    He is definitely ripping off Miguel's style these days…

  12. 12

    I thought it was a good version, usher is a talented dude so its nice to see his spin on something that isn't his normal genre….

    and I laughed when I saw guitar… lol isn't Perez supposed to know something about music but he can't identify a Bass? lol well I guess its still a guitar not a stand up so close!