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Friday Flashback: Saint Etienne “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” Video

It’s my belief that cover versions of songs should put a unique twist on the original song. Otherwise, why bother to remake it? This 1990 version of “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” by Saint Etienne takes a Neil Young song and adds indie-dance flavor. The sugar sweet vocals by Moira Lambert (current singer Sarah Cracknell hadn’t yet joined the band) blend with a pop beat that at once pays homage to the original version while sounding entirely fresh.