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Post Malone Covered Hootie & the Blowfish’s ‘Only Wanna Be With You’ And, Yes, Pokémon Are Involved

If you’ve ever wondered what Post Malone singing Hootie & The Blowfish‘s 1995 hit “Only Wanna Be With You” mixed with a lot of subtle video game sound effects sounded like, well, this is your lucky day. 

The track, which released today, is being dubbed the “Pokemon 25 Version” as it’s part of the ramp-up to Post Malone’s headlining spot in the Pokemon 25th Anniversary virtual live show this Saturday. The online event will kick off Pokemon’s year-long ‘P25 Music’ program, which will have “more music surprises” coming from Universal Music artists throughout 2021.

“I’ve been a Pokémon fan for a long time, so the opportunity to headline the ‘Pokémon Day’ concert celebrating 25 years is awesome,” Malone said.

Whether or not the track is awesome, we’ll let you decide:

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And since you now probably want to cleanse your music palette after hearing that, here’s Hootie’s original music video, which has a lot more funny sports references than we remembered:

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