Worcester’s Sam James’ Cover of ‘Savage’ Makes Facebook’s ‘Peace Out 2020’

by | Dec 29, 2020 | Entertainment, Arts, Headlines

Facebook’s end of the year recap — “Peace Out 2020” — featured Worcester’s own Sam James as one of several artists putting their own spin on Megan Thee Stallion’s hit song, “Savage.”

James, who has gone viral on social media in 2020 for his unique acoustic covers of popular hit singles, rounded out a group of artists whose cover of “Savage” was well received over the past year as part of the special’s  “Music that Got Me Through 2020.”

WATCH BELOW: Sam James in Facebook’s “Peace Out 2020”

The special was hosted Keke Palmer and David Dobrik, with appearances from Snoop Dogg, Nikki Glaser, Anne Hathaway and Becky G.


James’ rendition of “Savage” was viewed more than 258,000 times on Instagram and another 166,000 times on his YouTube page.

You can watch James’ full cover of “Savage” here.

Facebook’s “Peace Out 2020” aired on Tuesday at 3 PM. It can be seen in its entirety below.

James’ performance can be seen here at the 3:15 mark:

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Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Previous to starting TWIW, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Before that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He can be contacted at [email protected]