Everyone and their mother covers M.I.A’s “Paper Planes”

Seriously, it’s a phenomena I didn’t even really see coming unti this post by SepiaMutiny.  All of a sudden I could see it everywhere.  Honestly, M.I.A’s supposedly social-commentary-laced track Paper Planes has been really getting a lot of attention lately.

First up there’s a Lil Wayne remix, which is just awful.

Then there’s Rihanna:

There’s even a bunch of acoustic versions released by no-name Youtube comedians. Here’s one such example:

Oh, and there’s more.

50 Cent’s remix is even less impressive than the ones above.  [Courtesy of 2DopeBoyz]

And for you indie kids out there, I haven’t forgotten about you.  Indie darlings Holy Fuck have also managed to record a little remix, and you can listen to that one here

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I’ll be the first to say that I do like this song a lot.  The original’s catchy, makes some interesting comments and really as a whole is not bad to listen to.  The gunshots and ka-chings are not really my style, but looking beyond that reveals a decent piece of music.  So I guess it’s no surprise everyone wants to try and cover her track.  Give ’em a listen and let us know what you think.

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