Under The Covers: Fall Out Boy Does Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"

Ok I'm just gonna come right out and say it, why Fall Out Boy? Why.

No, no and no.  Please rock bands, even those of you who can lean over into the pop world (FOB), please don't cover Whitney Houston, Taylor Dayne, Olivia Newton-John, Irene Cara or even Madonna (unless you cover her amazing song "Ray of Light" below, which I can actually imagine with a rock vibe).

Madonna - Ray Of Light (Official Music Video)

© 2006 WMG Ray Of Light

Fall Out Boy recorded a version of Whitney Houston's big hit from 1987 "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" recently at the Spotify studios in New York...why I do not know.  But I will admit Pat Stump's vocals do slay.  FOB is getting accolades for the version from all music sources but hard as I try, I can't embrace it, I just can't.

- Amy Brooks

Check out FOB's Whitney cover here (and see if you agree with me):

I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Recorded at Spotify Studios NYC

I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Recorded at Spotify Studios NYC, a song by Fall Out Boy on Spotify

....and if you are a glutton for more punishment - here is Whitney's original:

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Whitney Houston's official music video for 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody'. Click to listen to Whitney Houston on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/WhitneyHSpotify?IQid=WhitneyHIWD As featured on Whitney: The Greatest Hits.