The Glee Cast Covers Florence+the Machine

Madonna, Britney Spears, Journey and…Florence+the Machine. The Glee Cast is the Hot 100’s Digital Gainer and Hot Shot Debut at No.22 with a cover of the British indie rock act Florence+the Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over.” In total, the Glee Cast have five new entries on this week’s Billboard Hot 100. This has also helped the original track which vaults 58-21 – matching the original peak.

The song originally charted back in December 2008, peaking at No.23 in the UK. The song has been included in the TV advert of Slumdog Millionaire. The follow-up single – “Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)” – peaked at No.12 in June 2009. So far, the two biggest hits from Florence+the Machine are actually the same song. “You’ve Got the Love” reached No.5 in its original version from 2009, while a re-recording (featuring Dizee Rascal) earlier this year peaked at No.2.

The Glee Cast bows on the Hot 100 this week with a cover of Florence+the Machine’s “Dog Day’s Are Over.”

Flashback: Bruce Springsteen Prevented Bette Midler from Recording Pink Cadillac

Time for a flashback. Back  in 1988, Natalie Cole sent the Bruce Springsteen track “Pink Cadillac” to No.5 on the Billboard Hot 100. It even made it to No.1 on the dance chart in a remix signed by Clivillés & Cole. The real surprise was to find out that Springsteen actually vetoed a Bette Midler cover back in 1983. Midler had recorded her own version of the track on her No Frills record. Springsteen’s veto meant that she had to record another track for her album – her classic “Beast of Burden.”

Still, “Miss You Like Crazy” (1989) remains one of Cole’s biggest hits to date. The track peaked at No.7 in the US and No.2 in the UK. Cole has not issued a new album since 2006, while Springsteen on the other hand released the 2-CD set “The Promise” last week.

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