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Hear Daughtry (or just some dude) play their new single

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Can’t wait for Daughtry to perform new single “No Surprise” on American Idol tonight? Then you can now listen to it on the band’s website. Can’t listen to the track because the website is attracting too much traffic (as was the case when I tried)? Then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t check out the cover below by, well, some dude called Tom Clark. Actually, I suspect Chris Daughtry could probably come up with a thousand reasons why you should hear his band’s version first. But Mr Clark’s take does seem to give you the general gist of the track, and goodness knows he gets extra points for the speed with which he learned the song.

So what do you think of “No Surprise”? And does anyone prefer Tom’s version?

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