A “’50s Prom” – Style Version of The Chainsmokers’ “Closer,” Starring Kenton Chen

This week, we re-imagined the current #1 song in America as a ’50s prom classic — with the help of Kenton Chen (from “MMMBop”), in his Postmodern Jukebox debut. Watch our take on The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey’s”Closer”:

Click here to download the song on iTunes.

Ever since Kenton appeared on our channel singing backups on our “Say My Name” remake, he’s become a new fan favorite, thanks to his charisma and multi octave, pitch perfect vocals.  In “MMMBop” in particular, he stole the show by singing both the bass and soprano lines.  Clearly, it was time for him to make his solo video debut, and he gave an outstanding and fun performance of this enormously popular hit (Kenton upon reading the lyrics: “Who is this person stealing mattresses? It sounds like they’re making some pretty bad decisions”).  The soulful Mario Jose and Vince Cannady also joined us for some sweet harmonies.  If you were in high school during the late ’50s, this would be your JAM.

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Click here to download the song on iTunes.

We just announced new #PMJtour dates for January!  Click here to get tix for these and for our current North American tour and upcoming Europe tour dates.  We’re dedicated to bringing great performers and classic vintage style around the world and keeping #realmusic alive and well!

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Till next time,

-Scott

@scottbradlee

P.s. a few of you have asked if it’s cool to share the video when it’s “unlisted” – the answer is YES – share away!

  • What_Tha

    This is only about a million times better than the original. How the hell is that the #1 song in the country??

  • Greg Leikam

    Another Grand Slam by PMJ – love it

  • Matt Q

    This is great, as were the last several releases… so when might we see an album released with these new tracks?

  • Borisgoodenough

    OK, Scott, so this is great. But it’s too bad you were busy recording it last week instead of being here in Detroit with your on-the-road troupe! We missed ya…

  • marge201

    Never heard the original but love this. What a voice on Kenton Chen! (Except I don’t enjoy men doing soprano. Springsteen does it, too. Sooo glad when they go back to their normal voice.) Great stuff, Scott and crew!

  • Notasaltine

    More Kenton!

  • Sally Stevens

    Kenton, this is just ADORABLE… I love it!!! OMG.

  • Tof from France

    I adore watching them sing, they really do enjoy doing it!!! And what a voice guys!!!

  • Ressy

    is it possible to request for the piano sheet for this song?