Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” has cemented its place as one of the songs of the summer, holding strong in the Top 10 of Billboard‘s Hot 100 for the fifth week in a row—but not everybody shares Travie’s dream of being filthy rich. Brit synth-pop singer Neon Hitch recorded her own version of the hit song, criticizing monetary wish fullfillment and superficiality. Check out the low-maintenance singer’s rendition of the summer jam below.
Neon Hitch – “Billionaire”
“I don’t want to be a billionaire, who fuckin’ cares / Hide behind your cars and what they wear / And I heard the new filthy rich ain’t what it seems / Money can’t buy all the things I’ve seen,” croons Neon in a baby voice that could make Ke$ha sound like a baritone. Hitch basically makes McCoy’s jam into her own parody, Weird Al-style, keeping the exact same beat and just trading in her own anti-greed lyrics.
We suppose it’s smart for Neon to get her name out by tackling her own version of a hit song, although if she really listened to Travie’s tune, she would realize he wasn’t really endorsing a luxurious lifestyle, as he mostly wanted to be rich so that he could help people with the money. Regardless, we still wish Neon would have done more to change around the beat and the melody to make it more her own.
Are you digging this stick-it-to-the-man version of “Billionaire”? Or is the original track already just so money?