Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (Single)
Released: Apr 2007
Label: Warner Bros.
Los Lonely Boys cover Lennon with the same winning levity that drives all their tunes: clean harmonies, bluesy guitar noodling, and a cocksure rhythmic strut. It makes the single stand out among the set of Lennon covers that aim to benefit Amnesty International's campaign to save Darfur, and furthers the band's well-earned rep for constructing solid Latino-touched party rock. It matters little that the subject of the tune, a tirade against violence and addiction, is dead serious -- in this context it's purely celebratory.