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Saturday video break: Superman

Song #21 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Superman”, originally by The Clique and covered by REM. Here’s the original:

Add this to the long list of “I didn’t know this was a cover” songs. Of those, this might be my favorite previously-unknown original. Unlike a lot of them, which really needed a strong reinterpretation to become good songs, this one stands on its own. No wonder a group with songwriting chops like REM covered it:

How is there not an official video for that? Anyway, I find this version to be just a little better because the Clique singer had a slightly odd quality to his voice. But either one would do fine. What do you think?

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