Contact Us

Listen to Kesha’s Cover of ‘Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You’

Kesha Deconstructed

Critics who say Kesha can’t sing are likely to be quieted with this cover. Kesha recorded a cover of ‘Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You,’ a song that holds a special place in her glitter-coated heart: Her mom wrote it!

Kesha’s proud mama, Patricia Rose (Pebe) Sebert wrote the country tune, which reached no. 14 when Joe Sun first recorded it in 1978, then topped the U.S. country charts when Dolly Parton covered it in 1980. Growing up, Kesha had a ton of country influences, so those, in tandem with her mom’s songwriting, made this a natural for her unique lilt.

Though the song is a romantic one, in which K-Dollar Sign assures her current beau that no one prior to him compares, it still has a melancholy vibe that she’s comfortable singing. It’s a little reminiscent of her cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright.’

The song will appear on Kesha’s ‘Deconstructed’ EP, a collection of acoustic tracks. Her quieter, softer rendition of ‘Die Young’ will appear on the album as well as other toned down versions of her tracks, including Animal favorite ‘The Harold Song,’ ‘Blow’ and ‘Supernatural.’

Next: See Kesha Without Makeup!

Listen to Kesha, ‘Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You’

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Best of PopCrush

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for PopCrush quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!