Kelly Clarkson has been hitting some home runs on recent episodes of her “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” With “Kellyoke,” it adds more fun to her performances.
She decided to cover the New Radicals’ classic “You Get What You Give” in a recent “Kellyoke” segment. Obviously, the song originally was released in 1998 as part of their album, “Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too.”
Now the music video that the New Radicals did for this song has an interesting backdrop. The group filmed it at the Staten Island Mall in New York.
One of the main reasons that the band chose this backdrop was it reflects much of the song’s lyrics and feel. Malls have a rather impersonal, bland feel to them, one that pops up right in the backdoor view of “You Get What You Give.”
Kelly Clarkson Gives It Her All In Covering Song
Clarkson is no stranger to taking on songs and covering them for her show. It’s been one of the highlights since guests are being interviewed remotely because of COVID-19 precautions. Therefore, getting a chance to perform some classic songs when in-person interviews aren’t available has helped Clarkson’s show stay fresh and cool.
Some of the songs that she has covered in her “Kellyoke” segment include Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” Kacey Musgraves’ “Rainbow,” and Dolly Parton’s “Hard Candy Christmas.”
Also, there is little doubt that Clarkson pours her heart and soul into this performance. She is backed up by “The Kelly Clarkson Show” house band, Y’all.
Listen to her sing this classic alternative pop one-hit wonder in her own style.
Jon Bon Jovi Talks To Clarkson About Songwriting
Meanwhile, as the saying goes, heroes get remembered but legends never die. Most would already consider Jon Bon Jovi a legend. He tells Kelly Clarkson that songwriting is the “closest thing to immortality.”
Bon Jovi made a virtual appearance on Clarkson’s show back in November. Additionally, the pair spoke about both his song inspiration and songwriting process.
Clarkson asked Bon Jovi about the first song he ever wrote and the quality of it. He admitted to it being horrible.
“But that’s the idea, isn’t it?” he said to Kelly Clarkson. “You’re supposed to emulate those who came before you, and you eventually find your own voice, and eventually, you want to play it for somebody, whether it’s your friends or your family.
“But like I’ve been telling a lot of folks recently, write a song, and I don’t care if you make a living out of this,” he said.