Is 'Careless Whisper' the Cover Song of the Month?

April 27, 2011

In March, we featured saxophonist Sergio Flores and this video, which has since drawn over 4 million views around the world:

In addition to being channeled in an SNL digital short, the "Sexy Sax Man" and his performance of George Michael's "Careless Whisper" has become a small prank phenomenon in the past month, resulting in duplicate sexy sax men appearing at...


Cornell:University of Buffalo:

Yes, they are doing everything from going to water parks to breaking up fights. But the "sexy sax man" might not only be responsible for a bunch of copycat pranksters.

We're simultaneously seeing YouTube musicians from here all the way to Latvia recording their own versions of the song, resulting in a small resurgence of George Michael's "Careless Whisper" that's sometimes ironic and sometimes completely earnest. Here are 10 examples: