Mark Ronson, who has had himself a fine year on the strength of “Uptown Funk,” was a guest on Australian radio station Triple J’s show “Like a Version,” where he was joined by Kiran J. Callinan, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, and Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt. The group decided to go with a cover of “I Sat by the Ocean” by Queens of the Stone Age.
Wyatt handles the vocals, and the guys join together to create something that is, fittingly enough, fairly funky. There’s a good chance you’ve never heard the song “I Sat by the Ocean,” although it did hit No. 15 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart after it was released as a single, and Queens of the Stone Age did play it on Jimmy Kimmel Live. If you haven’t heard the original, it’s worth checking out.
The guys also played “Daffodils,” a cut from Ronson’s Uptown Special album, with Wyatt swapping out for Kevin Parker, who appeared on the song on the album too. As the Australian guys at the top of the videos say, get stuck in.