Let’s Talk About Max Raabe

German bandleader and composer Max Raabe champions the German dance music of the 1920’s and 30’s with his Palast Orchester, which has become a worldwide touring attraction. His original music also appears regularly in German films.

But he’s arguably at his most cheeky and entertaining when he’s covering English language pop stars like Britney Spears, Salt-n-Pepa and Tom Jones. In a world where Grammy voters had a clue, Max’s version of “Let’s Talk About Sex” would have been honored for its genius clash of song and style. Check out a few highlights:

“Oops…I Did it Again”:

“Let’s Talk About Sex”:

“Supreme:

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