August 12, 2014 - submitted by Danielle, United States of America

Q. Hi Oracle!
I was in a restaurant the other day and I heard a song that sounded a lot like God Put a Smile Upon Your Face, so out of curiosity, I used SoundHound and found out Mark Ronson did his own version. I really liked it... How/Why was this version created and what does the band think of it??

The Oracle replies:

It's funny you used the word version because Mark Ronson's album that GPASUYF feature on is called Version and comprised cover versions of contemporary songs.
No permission needed so no band involvement. I don't know what the band think of this version but I'm a fan of it and of Mark's work.
He won the Best British Male Brit Award back in 2008 which was rather unusual in that he's a great producer, rather than a solo artist.