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- Posted on Apr 30th 2008 5:00PM by Christina Lang
The Song: 'Exit Music (For a Film)'
The Contestants: Radiohead vs. Vampire Weekend
In This Corner -- Radiohead: This tune's literal, man. Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke wrote the song to accompany the exit credits of the 1996 flick 'William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet,' and also released on the band's album 'OK Computer.' 'Romeo + Juliet' director Baz Lurhmann considers 'Exit Music (For a Film)' to be "one of the greatest film exit songs ever written."
Radiohead, 'Exit Music (For a Film)'
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In This Corner -- Vampire Weekend: The NYC indie rock sensations were quick to cover Radiohead's musical masterpiece, with matching breathy vocals and all. Props even more for the unique flair on the supporting melodies. It might not work for the whole "star-crossed lovers" thing but it definitely provided some entertainment at this year's Coachella festival.
Vampire Weekend, 'Exit Music (For a Film)'