Bruno Mars Covers Katy Perry’s ‘California Girls’

So, about a month ago, I declared that “California Girls” by Katy Perry had made my list of “songs artists need to stop parodying/covering.” Mostly because it was being covered/parodied so much that it wasn’t even surprising or clever anymore.

But Bruno Mars? I’ll give you a pass.

Because your cover of “California Girls” is kind of amazing. You followed my major rule of cover songs: “Take the song and make it your own. Give me a reason to listen your version and not the original.” And it doesn’t hurt that you have THAT VOICE.

What do you guys think? Personally, I’m going with “better than Katy’s version,” but I’m a bit biased.