This list is so fine it will blow your mind.
1. Dancing In Isolation – Terri Nunn
2. The Waltz – Theresa Andersson
3. Road To Nowhere – Theresa Miller
4. Voices Carry – ‘Til Tuesday (Aimee Mann)
5. Cacophony – Tilly and the Wall (Kianna Alarid, Neely Jenkins, Jamie Pressnall)
6. Life Is Hard – Timbuk3 (Barbara MacDonald)
7. Better Be Good To Me – Tina Turner
8. Genius Of Love – Tom Tom Club (Tina, Lani, and Laura Weymouth)
9. Mickey – Toni Basil
10. Golden – The Tontons (Asli Omar)
Yes, that’s the same Tina Weymouth in the Tom Tom Club as the Talking Heads. I’m pretty sure “Mickey” is on my personal list of songs for which I had heard the Weird Al version before I heard the original, but I’m not 100% sure of this. (“I Lost On Jeopardy“, a parody of Greg Kihn’s “Jeopardy”, is the canonical song on that list; I still sing the Weird Al lyrics whenever the Kihn version comes on the radio, and am always mildly disappointed that there’s no Dan Pardo interlude.) The Tontons are the local connection this week, and they are very much worth your time to check out if you have never heard them before.