Scarlett Johansson sings Tom Waits’ ‘Falling Down’ (listen)
Scarlett Johansson w/ David Bowie & Elijah Wood (2004)
On May 20, Scarlett Johansson‘s Tom Waits covers album, titled ‘Anywhere I Lay My Head,‘ sees its release, with guest spots from David Bowie and production by TV on the Radio’s David Sitek. Spearheaded by Waits’ ‘Falling Down’ — from 1988’s ‘Big Time’ — this isn’t your average celebrity music makeover.
“When I had the idea to do an album of Tom Waits songs, before I had even met Dave [Sitek], someone suggested I sing ‘Falling Down,'” Johansson tells Spinner. “But I decided it was too corny for me to do just because it has the lyric about ‘Scarlett and me.’ But Dave hadn’t even noticed it. When I mentioned it, he thought the synchronicity was crazy and I never even thought twice about it after that. I was like, ‘Yeah, let’s do it.'”
“With ‘Falling Down,’ our pursuit of making one song with both Kermit the Frog and David Bowie on it became a success,” Sitek adds.
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