Biz Markie vs. David Byrne – “Just A Friend”

Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend” will never die; how can it? It’s easy to rap to, and it has one of those very rare choruses that sound best when sung off key (the more the better, in my humble opinion).

Not even Mr. David Byrne – who undoubtedly carries a tune better that Mr. Markie – can resist. The former Talking Heads lead singer covered the old-school classic at a benefit show in New York. Sure, it may sort of sound like your grandpa at a family karaoke party, but it’s charming nonetheless.

Naturally, both the original and the cover are up for those of you who like to compare.

-Michelle Farres

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