- The Fray – Heartless (Kanye West Cover)
- Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
- The Police – Message in a Bottle
- 2Pac – Dear Mama
- Alan Parsons Project – Ammonia Avenue
When I heard The Fray performing this beautiful cover of Kanye’s “Heartless” on BBC’s Radio 1, it really seemed to capture the song’s melancholy feeling. The Police’s “Message in a Bottle” also fit the mood, and for the beat I used a sloooowwwed down “Boom Boom Pow”, the Black Eyed Peas’ inescapable hit.
Kanye based his original “Heartless” on a sample by the Alan Parsons Project, “Ammonia Avenue”, so I grabbed that sample, and also added a little bit of 2Pac’s “Dear Mama”, where he talks about being “heartless”.
And here’s the video for it:
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