Starbucks Rounds Up a New Batch of Cover Songs

If there’s one thing we love more than a good mocachino, it’s a good cover song.

Starbucks, who injected the record business with a shot of caffeine when they launched the label Hear Music in 2007, have shied away from music of late, but their latest offering, Sweetheart, is a covers-centric compilation that looks well worth seeking out.

If there’s one thing we love more than a good mocachino, it’s a good cover song.

Starbucks, who injected the record business with a shot of caffeine when they launched the label Hear Music in 2007, have shied away from music of late, but their latest offering, Sweetheart, is a covers-centric compilation that looks well worth seeking out. Transcendent, mediocre, or painfully embarrassing — you never know how a cover song is gonna turn out. Below is the track list, which features cuts from Death Cab For Cutie, She & Him, and A.C. Newman. The album is due out January 30th.

1. Death Cab For Cutie – “Love Song” (Cure cover)
2. Katy Perry – “Black And Gold” (Sam Sparro cover)
3. DeVotchKa – “Hot Burrito #1 (I’m Your Toy)” (Flying Burrito Brothers cover)
4. Department Of Eagles – “Love Me” (Elvis Presley cover)
5. Jessica Lea Mayfield – “Words Of Love” (Buddy Holly cover)
6. Ben Bridwell – “Your Love Is Forever” (George Harrison cover)
7. Kate Tucker – “I’m On Fire” (Bruce Springsteen cover)
8. Rogue Wave – “Maps” (Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover)
9. A.C. Newman – “Take On Me” (A-Ha cover)
10. Jem – “Yellow” (Coldplay cover)
11. Richard Hawley – “Early Morning Rain” (Gordon Lightfoot cover)
12. Daniel Martin Moore – “I Hear Music” (Billie Holiday cover)
13. She & Him – “I Put A Spell On You” (Screamin’ Jay Hawkins cover)
14. Lila Downs – “My One And Only Love” (Frank Sinatra cover)



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