Mat Weddle of Obadiah Parker – Hey Ya (Outkast Cover)

I found this cover of the Outkast hip-hop anthem Hey Ya by Matt Weddle of Obadiah Parker on

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That’s all I know about it really, apart from the fact that I find it strangely moving. Must be something about turning 31 today that makes a video of a fat bearded man singing a cover of Hey Ya by Outkast make me feel a little bit sad!

UPDATE: Ok, so you can download Mat Weddle singing his version of Hey Ya! by Outkast here, whilst Obadiah Parker can be found on MySpace. And whilst I was trying to find it I realised that there are quite a few covers of Hey Ya! including one by Will Young (recorded for Jo Whiley’s Live Lounge) which I’m ashamed to admit I quite like. And a jazz version by someone called Maria Kannegaard which has me well & truly intrigued!

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Will Young covers Outkast’s Hey Ya



  1. Ciaran

    Thanks – I will. I was only listening to it yesterday and wondering whether he ever released it properly or what he was doing..

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