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The Late Movies: 7 Drastically Different Covers of "Single Ladies"

Superstar Beyonce Knowles turns 31 today. And while we don't think she needs us to send her any gifts — Jay-Z likely has that covered, especially after the great success of this weekend's first-ever Made in America festival — it seemed like a good opportunity to round up some of the best covers of her popular song "Single Ladies," which has been certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Olympian Matthew Mitcham

The Olympic diver "put a ring on it" with his ukelele.

Bluegrass

The Cleverlys give the hit single an entirely new sound.

More Bluegrass + Line Dancing

The Pigs with John Williamson on jaw harp have backup dancers doing what we can only assume is a dance inspired by Beyonce's iconic moves.

Deathcore

This Berklee student makes the song a little darker.

Jazz

Java's gypsy-style jazz duo used this as an audition tape.

Classical Piano

Scroll to about the one-minute mark to hear this high school junior — she recorded after the prom — do her take on the pop song.

Boy Band

Listen to this sweet version of the song by A Rocket to the Moon.

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
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It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!
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Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

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