Okay, can we just impose a moratorium on cover versions of "Umbrella" now? It was kind of fun when Mandy Moore did it, but by the time the Manic Street Preachers got around to it, the whole thing was just sad, sad, sad. On the other hand, if anyone has a right to reinvent "Umbrella", it's Rihanna herself. She did exactly that when she performed it with Klaxons at the recent Brit Awards.
That was cool! Why, it was almost good enough to make me want to hear the song again!