There’s a reason Sarah Hyland‘s cover of “Closer” has over 8 million views on YouTube in less than a week. The Modern Family actress teamed up with Boyce Avenue (Florida rock band and cover artist extraordinaire) to take on an acoustic version of the Chainsmokers’ track.
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“Closer” is unofficially 2016’s biggest song of the year, having spent 11 consecutive weeks at No. 1 before being dethroned by Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” thanks to the mannequin challenge. Its popularity is having a major resurgence now, though, thanks to Sarah’s cover.
Sarah obviously isn’t the first to try and make the move from television acting to Top 40 singing. It’s clear by the cover’s popularity that fans of Sarah’s acting are willing to come with her into the music world. Not to mention, Disney seems to love to hire actresses who can sing as well as act, and since Sarah starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Geek Charming, maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised she’s got vocal chops!
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Check out Sarah and Boyce Avenue’s cover of “Closer” here, and be sure to let us know what you think—and when you think that debut album will be dropping.