Foo Fighters play with funk and dance influences on their new album Medicine at Midnight, and now they’ve taken that up a level with a cover of the Bee Gees song “You Should Be Dancing.”
Dave Grohl and company performed the disco classic for BBC Radio 2. They fully embraced the sound of the original in all of its ’70s glory, with Grohl singing in falsetto throughout most of the song.
In an interview with host Jo Whiley, Grohl explains that when he and the Foos first thought of covering “You Should Be Dancing,” they decided they should “do it like the Bee Gees.”
“Let me tell you, I have never, ever, in my life, sung like that,” Grohl says. “But it was the easiest song I have ever sung in my entire life.”
“It was, like, six minutes and I was done,” he adds. “I’m like, ‘Oh my god, I should have been singing like this for the last 25 years!”
Foo Fighters released Medicine at Midnight, their 10th studio album, earlier in February. It includes the singles “Shame Shame” and “Waiting on a War.”
By Josh Johnson
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