Britney’s Giorgio Moroder Song Originated As An Acapella

February 6, 2015 By Jordan Miller

Britney's Giorgio Moroder Song Originated As An Acapella

Put your thinking caps on – what song is Acapellaney Spears singing?

The title of Britney’s cover on Moroder’s upcoming album, tentatively called “74 Is The New 24,” is on lockdown from record execs. Much like everything in Brit’s career, they want it a surprise – unlike her pop counterparts like Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus who share what they’re working on as they’re working on it. All we know from Moroder is the original is three decades old, and Britney’s idea.

“Britney came to my management company with the idea to do a particular song with me, which was interesting because usually it’s the other way, with the producer offering a song,” Moroder tells Rolling Stone. Although he won’t say what song she picked (“the record company doesn’t want me to tell you”), he offered some clues: “Let’s say it’s a song which came out about 30 years ago as an a cappella, just a voice. If you can figure out what it is, I didn’t tell you.”

Rolling Stone speculates “O Superman,” Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy” or the Flying Pickets’ cover of “Only You.”

Exhale members speculate it’s The Nylons’ “Happy Together.”

Moroder said previously her sound has “no effects, no nothing,” adding it sounds “really natural.”

“To my big surprise, acts like Sia or Britney were. . .” He pauses. “I was gone for 30 years, right? So I’m not somebody who has had a few hits a few years ago.”

Are you ready for Britney’s acapella cover?