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Jarvis Cocker releases string quartet version of Running The World

By | Published on Friday 20 December 2019

Jarvis Cocker

It is – let’s be honest with each other now – very unlikely that Jarvis Cocker’s ‘Run The World’ will be Christmas number one when the festive chart is unveiled later today. But it’s been fun to imagine that it could be, hasn’t it? And adding to the fun, Cocker yesterday released a new string quartet version of the song.

“So here’s the story”, says the Cocker man. “About a month ago the Kaiser Quartett sent me a recording of their arrangement of ‘Running The World’ and asked if I’d consider singing on it. So I did. The song will feature on one of their upcoming record releases but – given the current [Christmas number one] campaign – we thought you might like to get a sneak preview right now”.

So here is an extra classy version of a man saying a bad swear a lot. Merry Christmas.