The above is an acoustic cover of David Guetta’s “Hey Mama” by Bebe Rexha. Only it isn’t entirely a cover. You see, Bebe is actually featured on the song and co-wrote it. So, really, it’s hers as much as it is David Guetta’s. And I happen to prefer this version over the original, which I just couldn’t get into. It had too many things going on and wasn’t quite catchy enough. But Bebe’s acoustic version has far more emotion and intensity and it’s irresistible like that. So, check it out, even if you think David Guetta is a turd ball.
The original version:
Bebe Rexha background from press release:
Bebe Rexha is a New York-bred alternative-pop singer/songwriter who was first exposed to music fans as the former front woman of Pete Wentz’ post-Fall Out Boy project, Black Cards. After the band ran its course, Rexha would dive deep into her song writing to keep her motivated.
Eventually, the prolific writer would craft a song “Monster Under My Bed” which found its way into Eminem’s hand, who would use it in his GRAMMY-winning duet with Rihanna, “Monster.” Bebe’s luck would continue with her collaboration with Cash Cash for their #1 dance hit “Take Me Home”. Billboard profiled Rexha as one of the acts to define 2014 in the same year she would write on projects for Pitbull, Tinashe, and Usher, including opening up for Usher and Bruno Mars on select dates for their national tours. She scored a Top 40 hit with her debut single “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You”, and recently co-wrote and sang the chorus on David Guetta’s Top 10 hit, “Hey Mama.” The New York native is busy working on her debut album due later this year.