Daughtry courts first-time voters ... with Foreigner song

Daughtry has recorded a cover of Foreigner’s "Feels Like the First Time," to be used as the theme song for CNN’s League of First Time Voters initiative. (Of course, the song will also appear as a bonus track on Daughtry Deluxe, due out Sept. 9.) Check out the video below and then vote, on a scale of 1 to 10, how uncomfortable the lyrics make you. (Also, you know, vote.)

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  • thad

    that song is so H-O-T-T!! On fiya! Great cover.

  • Agatha

    Hate Daughtry. But can you find a more awesome song!?!They rock in my book now.

  • feels a little creepy

    This song is about voting? Really? Give it about a 7 on the creepy scale but Daughtry does rock this cover!

  • queen of disrepair

    I listened to Foreigner – I owned Foreigner albums – You, Mr. Daughtry are not Foreigner! I wish this cover hadn’t been so damn carbon of the original. Love Daughtry’s voice, but I don’t get not trying anything new with it. I still give it a 7. Couldn’t they have at least said something like “I guess it’s just the Hillary in you that brings out the candidate in me” ?

  • SecretSauceTV

    Foreigner rocks – Daughtry does his best impression – but nothing beats the original – Foreigner puts on such a good live show – they’re on tour now – check em out everybody!! they have soooo many classic tracks…

  • PS

    I agree that Daughtry should have “made it his own.” It’s too Karaoke. Simon would hate it. :) Their album is awesome, this song is just “okay.”

  • Michele

    This cover is AWESOME. Here is what Mick Jones (Foreigner Bassist)had to say about it:
    “I’m a big fan of his. He’s got a great voice, and I thought it would be a really good idea. So I just gave my blessing to the project, and they took it from there.”
    “It’s a song that requires a really strong voice to carry it off, and he’s got the range and the power to really do it convincingly,” Jones said. “I don’t think there are that many singers around at the moment that could really nail it. … Out of all the singers of that style, he’s the strongest. He’s just a great singer all around. It doesn’t matter what style it is, he could pretty much sing anything.”


  • Tony

    I think Daughtry did an awesome job on this cover of “Feels Like the First Time”. It totally rocks!! I think Chris’ voice is absolutely amazing. He more than did justice to this song.

  • Tate

    How funny is it that Foreigner is now loaded for expatriates from 80’s metal – Jeff Pilson, Kelly Hansen, and Jason Bonham! I am a fan of all of their former bands as well as Foreigner, but I’m not sure I’m a fan of the combination. It’s like covering a New York Strip with chocolate. Both great, but do they need to be together? Here’s my vote for a Foreigner reunion.
    Oh yeah, Daughtry’s alright, too…

  • Joanie

    Simon? Randy? Paula?
    What do you think?

  • Nathan Poitras

    Daughtry is, was, and will continue to be a doosh.

  • Nathan Poitras

    He’ll certainly never have to worry about anybody covering his songs.

  • B

    Who is this guy? He sucks.

  • Karen

    LMAO at some of the bitter people on this site. Typical.
    Daughtry is incredible on this song. Love Mick’s comments too. This sure is a great and positive thing the band is doing. They are also the nicest guys you could ever meet. Keep up the good work, Daughtry. Love it!

  • MM

    I LOVE Daughtry. They are one of my favorite bands. And I am an old fan of Foreigner. Sometimes when a new band does a classic cover, I just cringe. But I have to agree with Mick Jones, Chris did the song justice. He has one of the best voices I have ever heard. Glad to see Daughtry doing so well and using their fame in a good way.

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