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Published:February 28th, 2014 10:06 EST

David Byrne Rocks Biz Markie's 'Just a Friend': Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Flanked by Tift Merritt and Marilyn Carino at New York City`s Le Poisson Rouge on Tuesday night, Talking Heads frontman David Byrne went where you might not have expected him to go -- he covered Biz Markie`s beloved 1989 karaoke classic, "Just a Friend.`"



There isn`t a single red-blooded American who hasn`t sung " Just a Friend" at a Karaoke bar, at an informal gathering or in his shower.

Biz Markie`s " Just a Friend" made VH1`s list of the 100 greatest hip hop songs of all time, and it harkens back to a time when rap was socially relevant, pure and fun.

You`ll never hear me sing Jay-Z`s 99 Problems, but whenever I`m feeling a little bit goofy I hum a couple of verses of " Just a Friend."

David Byrne did this classic rap song justice, listen and enjoy: