A few of you have been in touch to ask about the purpose of Alphabeat's 'Telephone'/'Bad Romance' cover version as featured…

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…as Song Of The Day on Monday.

We have to say, that's a pretty cynical attitude you have. What does 'purpose' have to do with anything? Why does this cover version have to be 'for' something? Can't a band just fool around in the studio, have a laugh and maybe cover a great song just because they have a true and unabashed love of pop music? Why does everything have to be tied into some sort of com­mer­cial reward?

(It'll be the free track you get if you pre-order the album through Amazon, since you ask.)