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It’s “make videos of queer girls covering songs from the early 2000s that will make you feel nostalgic and angsty” week for the people of Billboard Magazine!
First up: Tegan and Sara were on hand to honor Pink at Billboard’s Women in Music luncheon on Tuesday. Pink received the magazine’s 2013 Woman of the Year award and Tegan and Sara paid tribute by covering, wait for it… “Just Like a Pill!” I’m glad they chose to do this song in particular because 2002 Pink might just be my favorite Pink and this definitely stirred up some 2002 style feelings in me. Also, highly appropriate as it gave Sara another chance to sing-yell the word “RUN,” in a song. She loves that. She just loves that so much. Sara also had nice things to say about Pink empowering women to be unapologetic with their sexuality and joked about Pink not being gay “yet.” Tegan and Sara appear at 3:43 of the video with a little snippet of the performance.
But wait, there’s more: Mary Lambert joins this party with a cover of Wheatus‘ 2000 angst anthem “Teenage Dirtbag.” She explains ever-so-cutely, “I was in high school when I came out, I was like 17, and I heard that song, and I was like…floored. I was like, ‘This is a lesbian love song!’”
My heart legitimately broke a little bit hearing Mary Lambert softly sing, “she doesn’t know who I am and she doesn’t give a damn about me,” but then she brings it right back on up and mends all those unrequited teenage best friend crush feelings with her lovely rendition. She also had a good bit of adorable interview moments.
Sigh. Go find someone you loved in 2002 and tell ‘em you still love ‘em or something. It’s that kind of party.