Now you’ve got that Russian theme music in your head.
Whether you’re in the mood for a panoramic screenshot or a minimalist concept, there’s bound to be something in our hand-picked gallery to tickle your trigger finger.
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1. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga, formerly known by her legal name Stefani Germanotta, performed this original song at NYU’s annual talent show. You can hear the beginnings of Gaga’s hit “Poker Face” in this song, however, Germanotta only placed third in the talent show.
“This phone really makes me happy ‘cause it’s nice and it’s got a lot of appys,” Ed Bassmaster raps. “Stole it from a boy when he took a nappy. He woke up and now he’s feeling really crappy ‘cause his phone is gone.”
Merging tech and rap appears to be in this month. Recently, the Epic Rap Battle of History music video series took on two tech heavyweights — late Apple innovator Steve Jobs and Microsoft chairman Bill Gates — in its latest rap-off that name-dropped several gadgets.
Maroon 5’s “Payphone” lands at number two on _Billboard_’s Digital Songs chart — just behind Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” — this week. And the song shows no signs of slowing down as musicians everywhere continue to put their spins on the pop ballad about relationships of yesteryear.
We’ve rounded up 15 standout covers in the gallery below, including one that uses smartphones as instruments (video number two). Enjoy! And vote for your favorite in our poll.
_This winner of this poll will be chosen June 22 at 12 p.m. ET._
1. I Am Sam
Developmentally disabled father Sam (played by Sean Penn) hires a lawyer to help fight for the right to raise his daughter Lucy (Dakota Fanning). Rent it on iTunes for $3.99, buy it for $9.99.
1. Mad Ruse - Pong Tournament
Candidate: Mad Ruse Game Name: _Pong Tournament_ Description The object of the game is to steal energy to buy defensive upgrades and special abilities. Energy is stolen by breaking through your opponent’s defenses and blocking attacks.