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Hear Miguel Cover Elton John’s ‘Bennie and the Jets’

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Miguel at Made In America 2013 (Radio.com)

Miguel at Made In America 2013 (Radio.com)

By Scott T. Sterling

Miguel can make anything sound sexy. Even “Bennie and the Jets.”

The “Adorn” singer recorded a new version of Elton John‘s 1973 song, choosing to stay true to the original arrangement while adding a few modern flourishes of his very own, including a buzzing synthesizer bass line, a few digital piano stutters and his own signature vocal styling.

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The version also comes complete with a rap from Wale, who makes a wry reference to the original lyrics, rapping about how she’s “in a mohair suit signing autographs.” Miguel also shout outs this mohair suit, wondering, “Where do you get a mohair suit anyway?” Logical question, really.

Hear Miguel’s cover of “Bennie and the Jets” on Radio.com

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