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Lists: Five great and strange re-workings of La Roux's "Bulletproof"

By Allison Stewart

la rouxHer name is Eleanor Jackson and the band's name is La Roux. (Courtesy of the artist)

British duo La Roux may be the universe's most elastic electro-pop act. It's tough to think of another artist, even Lady Gaga, that has been remixed, mashed-up and covered as ceaselessly, and as well.

In honor of their appearance at the 9:30 Club tonight, Click Track has compiled a list of our favorite iterations of La Roux's most popular and most manipulated track, "Bulletproof."

The original

Colin Munroe: "Bulletproof Monster" (La Roux + Nicki Minaj)

Ace re-worker Monroe take Minaj's verse from Kanye's "Monster," mashes it up with the original track, adds his own vocals in there somehow, and comes up something almost unrecognizable.

La Roux: "Bulletproof" (Foamo's Dubstep Remix)

Foamo surrounds the mothership track with what sounds like thousands of tiny musical soap bubbles.

Lou Barlow: "Bulletproof" (live cover)

The Sebadoh/Folk Implosion frontman hasn't been this tolerable since, well, since this.

(Katy Perry, laser noises and something that reminds us of the Pet Shop Boys, after the jump.)

La Roux: "Bulletproof" (IAMXL remix)

Pure '80s synthpop happiness.

DJ Maggie Mash: "Last Bulletproof Dance Night" (Katy Perry vs. Robyn vs. La Roux)

Not as terrible as you'd think!

Major Lazer and La Roux: "Bulletproof" (Nacey Remix featuring Matthew Hemerlein)

Some people think any pop song can be improved with the addition of trip-hop beats and laser noises. They would be right. From the truly awesome "Lazerproof" mixtape.

By Allison Stewart  | November 10, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  Lists  | Tags:  Colin Munroe, DJ Maggie Mash, La Roux, Lou Barlow, Major Lazer, Nicki Minaj  
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