Elvis Costello - "Whole Wide World" (Wreckless Eric cover)
This may be irrefutable evidence that I'm a complete wuss, but I'm gonna go there anyway. One of my favorite recent moments in film was the charming scene in Stranger Than Fiction (2006) when awkward IRS auditor Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) plays Wreckless Eric's "Whole Wide World" in the loft of his crush Ana Pascal (Maggie Gyllenhaal). It still makes me smile, and it had the added bonus of stoking my interest in Wreckless Eric's catalog.
Now, reader Jon W. has been kind enough to send along a live cover of the song by none other than Elvis Costello & The Attractions from back in 1977. It's pretty loyal to the original, but is distinctly Elvis. I'm afraid this may be on 'repeat' all weekend.
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Whole Wide World [Wreckless Eric cover; 10-22-1977]