Hard-Fi: 'Our cover of 'Toxic' will send Britney mad'

Richard Archer says singer should avoid their cover

Hard-Fi: 'Our cover of 'Toxic' will send Britney mad'
Hard-Fi have admitted they might send Britney Spears over the edge if she ever hears their cover of ’Toxic’.

The band have recorded the track for 'Radio 1. Established 1967', an album celebrating the station’s 40th anniversary.

The compilation takes a track from every year of Radio 1’s existence, and Hard-Fi have tackled the Spears single for 2004.

Their version sees them fusing ’Toxic’ with The Clash’s version of ’Brand New Cadillac’.

Frontman Richard Archer believes that the pop singer – recently dropped by her management following a series of public humiliations, most notably a cringe-worthy performance at the VMAs - would hate their version.

“I think the poor girl’s been through enough,” noted Archer. “This might be the final straw.”

The full ’Radio 1. Established 1967’ tracklisting is:


1967 – 'Flowers In The Rain' (The Move) covered by Kaiser Chiefs
1968 – 'All Along The Watchtower' (Jimi Hendrix Experience) covered by The Fratellis
1969 – 'Cupid' (Johnny Nash) covered by Amy Winehouse
1970 – 'Lola' (The Kinks) covered by Robbie Williams
1971 – 'Your Song' (Elton John) covered by The Streets
1972 – 'Betcha By Golly Wow' (The Stylistics) covered by Sugababes
1973 – 'You're So Vain' (Carly Simon) covered by The Feeling
1974 – 'Band On The Run' (Wings) covered by Foo Fighters
1975 – 'Love Is The Drug' (Roxy Music) covered by Kylie
1976 – 'Let's Stick Together' (Bryan Ferry) covered by KT Tunstall
1977 – 'Sound & Vision' (David Bowie) covered by Franz Ferdinand
1978 – 'Teenage Kicks' (The Undertones) covered by The Raconteurs
1979 – 'Can't Stand Losing You' (The Police) covered by Mika
1980 – 'Too Much Too Young' (The Specials) covered by Kasabian
1981 – 'Under Pressure' (Queen & David Bowie) covered by Keane
1982 – 'Town Called Malice' (The Jam) covered by McFly
1983 – 'Come Back And Stay' (Paul Young) covered by James Morrison
1984 – 'Careless Whisper' (George Michael) covered by The Gossip
1985 – 'The Power Of Love' (Huey Lewis & The News) covered by The Pigeon Detectives
1986 – 'Don't Get Me Wrong' (The Pretenders) covered by Lily Allen
1987 – 'You Sexy Thing' (Hot Chocolate) covered by Stereophonics
1988 – 'Fast Car' (Tracy Chapman) covered by Mutya Buena
1989 – 'Lullaby' (The Cure) covered by Editors
1990 – 'Englishman In New York' (Sting) covered by Razorlight
1991 – 'Crazy For You' (Madonna) covered by Groove Armada
1992 – 'It Must Be Love' (Madness) covered by Paolo Nutini
1993 – 'All That She Wants' (Ace Of Base) covered by The Kooks
1994 – 'You’re All I Need To Get By' (Mary J Blige) covered by Mark Ronson
1995 – 'Stillness In Time' (Jamiroquai) covered by Calvin Harris
1996 – 'No Diggity' (Blackstreet) covered by Klaxons
1997 – 'Lovefool' (The Cardigans) covered by Just Jack
1998 – 'Ray Of Light' (Madonna) covered by Natasha Bedingfield
1999 – 'Drinking in LA' (Bran Van 3000) covered by The Twang
2000 – 'The Great Beyond' (REM) covered by The Fray
2001 – 'Teenage Dirtbag' (Wheatus) covered by Girls Aloud
2002 – 'Like I Love You' (Justin Timberlake) covered by Maximo Park
2003 – 'Don't Look Back Into The Sun' (The Libertines) covered by The View
2004 – 'Toxic' (Britney Spears) covered by Hard-Fi
2005 – 'Father & Son' (Yusuf Islam & Ronan Keating) covered by The Enemy
2006 – 'Steady, As She Goes' (The Raconteurs) covered by Corinne Bailey Rae


The album will be released on October 1.

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