Can I make a confession? Thanks.
Remember when Mandy Moore released that covers album (aptly titled Coverage)? And she did her own version of songs originally performed by Todd Rungren, XTC, Cat Stevens, and Joni Mitchell, among others?
Well. I bought it. I didn't download it. I actually went to a record store (Plan 9 in Harrisonburg, where the staff surely made fun of me) and paid money for it. And I enjoyed the hell out of that album because Mandy Moore is a motherfucking sweetheart.
Anyway, I found this video this morning of her doing a cover of "Umbrella" by Rihanna. Which is weird, yes, but slightly enjoyable. But I think my favorite part of the video is her introduction and her speech about how she doesn't usually listen to "Top 40" kind of music. Um, I beg your pardon, Mandy Moore? Sure, you're no longer singing stuff like "Candy" and admitted that your first album was shit, but you're not Top 40? And you don't listen to Top 40 anymore? Do you only listen to Zach Braff soundtracks?
It's not something to brag about.
Anyway, here's a video of Mandy Moore singing a Sheryl Crow-ish version of "Umbrella":