Kelly Clarkson kicked off the week with a classic on Monday (Nov. 20), when she performed Frank Sinatra’s rendition of “I Get a Kick Out of You.”
“I get no kick from champagne / Mere alcohol doesn’t thrill me at all / So tell me why should it be true / That I get a kick out of you,” Clarkson muses in the chorus, dressed in a black off-the-shoulder top and leopard print maxi skirt.
“I Get a Kick Out of You” was written by Cole Porter and first performed by Ethel Merman in 1934 in the Broadway musical Anything Goes, before it was featured in the 1936 film. Over the years, the track has been covered by legends beyond Sinatra, including Dolly Parton, Ella Fitzgerald, and Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga. The Bennett/Gaga rendition was nominated for three awards at the 2022 Grammy Awards, including record of the year.
Clarkson, meanwhile, is fresh off the release of the deluxe issue of her 10th album, Chemistry, which contains five brand new tracks — “I Won’t Give Up,” “Did You Know,” “You Don’t Make Me Cry” featuring her daughter River Rose, “Goodbye” and “Roses” — in addition remixes of the album singles “Mine” and “Favorite Kind of High” by David Guetta and Ty Sunderland respectively. There’s also a live version of “Mine” live from The Belasco.
Chemistry was initially released on June 23 via Atlantic Records and debuted at No. 6 on the July 8-dated Billboard 200. On Nov. 10, Chemistry was nominated for a Grammy for best pop vocal album, a category Clarkson has prevailed in twice in the past. The Grammys will be presented on Feb. 4, 2024.
Watch Clarkson cover Frank Sinatra’s “I Get a Kick Out of You” below.