Contact Us

Sugarland and Sara Bareilles Cover ‘Come on Eileen’ in Concert

Sugarland
Kevin Winter

Country duo Sugarland got by with a little help from their friend and tourmate Sara Bareilles at their show at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles last week. The pop singer came onstage to help Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush cover the upbeat ’80s hit, ‘Come On Eileen.’

The choice of a cover song in the live setting is always an artful one, and Sugarland selected a high-octane, feel-good song that invited plenty of singing from the crowd. In essence, they chose wisely.

Nettles and Bareilles linked arms and ran in a circle for some twangy guitar and hoe-down style dancing, to give the Dexy’s Midnight Runners song a country makeover. Bareilles’ pretty pop vocals added that extra oomph and layer of harmony. It looked like a party was unfolding on stage and in the crowd, and the song further enhanced an already good time on the left coast.

Wearing a summer-ready black slip dress outfitted with hanging pink, blue, orange fringe tassels, the always expressive Nettles was born to perform. She always dances like no one is watching, and if they are, she certainly gives them a show. Bareilles, in her blue dress, rocked it with equal flair. She and Nettles should consider doing a recorded duet, since their on-stage chemistry sparked something so exciting to watch. It was a near-perfect fusion of pop and country!

Watch Sugarland Cover ‘Come on Eileen’ with Sara Bareilles

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://tasteofcountry.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Taste of Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Taste of Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!