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Usher covers 'Pumped Up Kicks' by Foster the People

Posted by Glenn Yoder  June 14, 2012 12:43 PM

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Ready to get, er, "pumped up" for Foster the People's show at Boston's Bank of America Pavilion tomorrow? Relive summer 2011 with their catchy jam "Pumped Up Kicks," thanks to a new cover from Usher:


It's a bit strange for the hip hop icon to strap on a bass guitar at the BBC's Radio 1 Live Lounge for this song. After all, it's been almost a year since the tune dominated the radio waves. And Usher isn't the first to cover it on Radio 1 -- The Kooks did the same last year.

Before Foster the People's show, check out the original version that rose to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 last year:


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