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Smash Mouth honors David Bowie with clunky ‘Under Pressure’ cover

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Christine Friar


Posted on Jan 12, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 9:15 am CDT

Since David Bowie‘s death Sunday, the Internet has been reflecting on the icon’s impact and sharing fond memories—but in a move that perhaps no one called for, Smash Mouth decided to honor the late artist by uploading a cover of “Under Pressure” to the band’s SoundCloud.

Considering the original track is a duet with Queen and pretty heavy on the Freddie Mercury vocals, it’s not the most obvious choice, but it’s a tribute all the same. 

The biggest bummer is that they tweeted a link to their cover more than five hours ago and it seriously lacks in “favorites.”

It never rains, but it pours. H/T Death and Taxes | Screegrab via Smash Mouth/SoundCloud

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*First Published: Jan 12, 2016, 7:14 pm CST