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Post Modern Jukebox Takes On Britney Spears' 'Toxic'

This is what it would be like if it came out in the 1930s.

In the past, we've seen the incredible music collective Postmodern Jukebox take on a '40s cover of R. Kelly's "Ignition," put a Motown-infused twist on Justin Bieber's "Sorry," and give N'Sync's "Bye Bye Bye'" a Quentin Tarantino twist. We can't get enough of this group, but one of our favorite performances was their Marilyn Monroe-inspired version of Britney Spears' famous song "Oops! ... I Did It Again." 

That's why we were so excited to see that they took on another Spears classic: "Toxic." 

Melinda Doolittle, a singer famous for her performances on American Idol, took lead vocals on this one and gave us a sultry, vintage vibe. 

"I remember hearing Melinda sing "My Funny Valentine" during Season 6 of American Idol years ago, and being awestruck at power, nuance, and polish of her voice; indeed, she was later regarded as one of the best Idol contestants of all time," Scott Bradlee, creator of Postmodern Jukebox, said on their website. "In arranging a song for her, I wanted to be sure to showcase all this and more — and, indeed, she raised the bar for PMJ vocals in this video." 

All we can say is "wow."


Check it out for yourself in the video below:

We're pretty sure the Princess of Pop herself would appreciate this one.


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