Pierre Robert

Pierre Robert

Pierre Robert

For April Fools’ Day, Pierre Robert played an extended Workforce Block of cover songs on 93.3 WMMR Philadelphia. He’ll play another set each day this week at 1pm. See his playlist for Monday, April 1st below, and check Pierre’s page for more cool covers later this week.

April Fools is traditionally reserved for pranks and jokes, but we didn’t want to trick anybody – we just wanted to have some musical fun! Hearing your favorite bands play a song that’s not their own, and listening to creative (or even downright weird) interpretations of the classics sounds like fun to us, which is why we decided to keep it going all week long.

Listen to Pierre weekdays from 10:30am to 3pm. The Workforce Blocks kick off at 12pm daily. Listen on your radio, via the free MMR App, right here on WMMR.com or you can ask your smart speaker to “Open MMR”.

If you have a suggestion for Pierre during his show, you can call it in to the request line at 215-263-WMMR. You can also text the studio any time at 39333.

RELATED: Pierre Robert’s Favorite Moments from the Past 40 Years at WMMR

Pierre’s Playlist: Cover Songs April Fools’ Day

  • First Block

    Van Halen – Intruder/Pretty Woman (originally Roy Orbison)
    The Struts -Dancing in the Street (originally Martha and the Vandellas, popularized further by David Bowie and Mick Jagger)
    David Bowie – Let’s Spend the Night Together (the Rolling Stones)
    Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day – Manic Monday (the Bangles)
    Bon Jovi feat. Bob Geldof, live in London, 1995 – I Don’t Like Mondays

  • Second Block

    All AC/DC covers, as a belated birthday salute to Angus Young!
    Bruce Springsteen, live in Perth, Australia – Highway to Hell
    Foo Fighters – Let There Be Rock
    Dropkick Murphys – It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock and Roll)

  • Third Block

    Metallica – Whiskey in the Jar (Irish folk song popularized by Thin Lizzy)
    Rob Zombie – We’re an American Band (originally Grand Funk Railroad)
    Pearl Jam’s final show at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Halloween 2009 – Whip It (Devo)
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder)
    Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart with Jason Bonham – Stairway to Heaven (Kennedy Center Honors ceremony for Led Zeppelin)

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