The 90’s were a decade full of ‘Saved by the Bell’ references, flannel shirts, and hairstyles many would prefer to forget. One of the greatest musical hits was the song “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer.
The song wasn’t exactly a masterpiece, but it was catchy and it has been covered many, may times since its release almost 30 years ago. One of the best covers, though, came from jazz singer/musician, Aubrey Logan.
Aubrey started a YouTube channel back in 2011, but it wasn’t until 2016 that her music started really gaining momentum. In 2017 she released her first album, “Impossible”, and now she’s a #1 artist. She is a jazz/pop/R&B singer and one heck of a trombone player.
We know what you’re thinking, how in the world does someone with her talent cover MC Hammer? By performing it as a jazz song, of course!
Earlier this year, Aubrey posted a video to her Facebook page of her covering the classic 90’s song. In the video, she isn’t wearing MC Hammer’s iconic parachute pants (which is disappointing, of course) but she stays true to the song’s original melody and lyrics.
The song starts out with the same famous bass arrangement that makes everyone’s ears perk up the minute it’s played. Once she starts singing, Aubrey creates a sense of intrigue as she sings lyrics like “a super dope homeboy from the Oaktown” in the jazziest way.
Aubrey nails every “funky” lyric and even incorporates scatting into the song. Staying true to the song, she sings, “break it down” and then adds her own twist by playing the trombone – before delivering the best line from the song, “Stop. Hammer time.”
The performance is top-notch and fans love it. The video racked up millions of views and thousands of shares, likes, and comments. Fans (old and new) applauded her incredible talent calling the cover “one of the coolest, most goofy, and pure fun things .. ever seen” and saying the video is an “easy share.”
Check out the epic cover in the video below and share it with anyone who lived through the 90’s (or has a fondness for the classic song).
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