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- Posted on Feb 13th 2008 6:00PM by Mike Spinella
The Song: '1 2 3 4'
The Contestants: Feist vs. Jack Peñate
In This Corner -- Feist: The Juno Award-winning Canadian songstress Leslie Feist has been wooing in-the-know hipsters for many years now, both as a solo artist and with her work in Broken Social Scene. After '1 2 3 4' and Feist became the theme for the Apple iPod Nano commercial, the indie queen became a household name. The tune itself is about as feel-good as it gets: With its airy, stuck-in-your-head hook "Teenage hopes arrive at your door," the song introduced Feist to the accepting masses.
Feist, '1 2 3 4'
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In This Corner -- Jack Peñate: The young and emerging U.K. star has been making noise across the pond with his honest, Paul Weller-influenced rock 'n' roll. The crooner is most notably known for his energetic live shows. Peñate recently took on '1 2 3 4,' injecting a raga-fueled arrangement while preserving the original's subtle pop elements.
Jack Peñate, '1 2 3 4'
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