“By 2041, spiked hair and acid-washed jeans were back in style, and covers of hit 80’s pop songs by contemporary bands dominated the music charts.” (Cline, p.8-9)

When I re-read the novel, I instantly remembered this line and thought, “What contemporary bands should cover an 80’s song for the upcoming movie?”

Here is my first thought:

Paramore should cover Pat Benatar's iconic song “Invincible”. The song lends itself well to the story (“We can’t afford to be innocent/Stand up and face the enemy”) and Benatar was Art3mis’s home-world. (That and Haley Williams would completely rock that song!) 

What are your thoughts? Please respond with the contemporary artist, the 80’s song they should cover, and why.