Suzanne Vega Praises Britney’s Cover Of “Tom’s Diner”


Mature queen is mature.

To wash our mouth out the bad taste “Pretty Girls” left, Britney Spears teamed up with legendary producer Giorgio Moroder to reimagine the 1990 DNA remix of Suzanne Vega’s 1987 hit “Tom’s Diner,” and it gets the official thumbs up from Vega.

“I have to say, I was surprised,” Vega tells Rolling Stone of the song which landed on Moroder’s 2015 album 74 Is The New 24 (it first appeared on her second studio album Solitude Standing). “It came right on the heels of Fall Out Boy [who sampled the song on “Centuries”]. I thought, ‘That’s great that Britney Spears wants to do this.’ I was impressed because it was her idea and … it’s showing maturity in her career choices.”

The original DNA remix of the song hit No. 5 on the Hot 100 in 1990 after its release. “I was thrilled [Britney] did it,” she added, “and I hope she does it in her live show.”

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