• George Gandy

Song Review: "Only Wanna Be With You" by Post Malone


Post Malone recently did something to celebrate the video game Pokemon’s 25th anniversary…. By covering Hootie & the Blowfish’s 1995 hit “Only Wanna Be With You.”


I’m not exactly sure what Hootie & the Blowfish and Pokemon have in common with each other, but disregarding the strange connection, I found this to be a very good cover. This cover captures the essence of the original hit while also adding trademarks of Post Malone’s music.


The infliction of the lyrics from Malone are strikingly similar to the original song, however the instrumentation is slower and softer while the vocal effects are somewhat distorted, which is not uncommon for Post Malone’s music.


Overall, I find this cover to be very good; it holds a candle to the original song, while Post Malone makes the cover his own thing. Maybe others would understand the connection to Pokemon more than I might have, but on it’s own, I highly recommend the cover.

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