Post Malone Just Covered Hootie & the Blowfish and It Actually Rules
The new version of "Only Wanna Be with You" was recorded as part of Pokémon's 25th anniversary
Published Feb 25, 2021Though he's had his share of haters, Post Malone has proven to be an incredibly malleable artist capable of working with just about anyone. Following his recent Ozzy Osbourne team-up, our boy has now covered Hootie & the Blowfish, and he did so on behalf of Pokémon for some reason.
As previously reported, Pokémon's big 25th anniversary has a musical component with artists like Katy Perry teaming up with the beloved Nintendo franchise. But Posty's contribution adds a third element with some mid-'90s dad rock.
Of course, like Post Malone's output, Hootie's "Only Wanna Be with You" is a great song that transcends the initial hate it received. And Post's version is mostly faithful as he belts out the chorus atop some slick production.
Listen to the beautiful crossover of Post Malone, Hootie & the Blowfish and Pokémon below.