Posts Tagged ‘covers’

I am being impressed with this group. These covers are just ev.ver.ry.thing

LOVE this cover. Jessie J, sang!

Yes, yes, and yes to all of this. I love this cover so much. Can she re-do all of his songs?

S&M (cover) – Sam Ronson

Posted: June 25, 2011 in Videos
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Mike Posner x Adele, now that’s good. Enjoy!

Amy Winehouse – It’s My Party

Posted: November 7, 2010 in Lyrics
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I’m cold, where are the covers?

Posted: July 12, 2010 in Uncategorized
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I’m cold at the moment and I do need some covers to get to sleep tonight, but the covers I’m referring to are actually not for warmth. I’m talking that good good remix of a song. Below is a list of some of my favorite covers. Some of the best covers are from this popular UK radio show. Also, I am tempted to say every Beyonce song since she basically steals other people’s music, but I like her too much to say that.

Sia – Gimme More

The Fray – Heartless

Britney Spears – My Prerogative

Alanis Morissette – My Humps

Natasha Bedingfield – Chasing Cars

Robyn – Since You Been Gone

There’s just something about covers that I love, and as you can see ones that tend towards the softer, more acoustic version of upbeat songs. It’s almost as if another artists’ reinterpretation of the song makes it clear why the original is even more epic…it just needs a powerful vocalists.

Sia’s Gimme More and The Fray’s Heartless covers are my main pieces of evidences. You take the bubble gum pop and hip-hop more seriously as art forms when song as folk songs instead of in their respective  style. Or they can subvert the meaning of the song in the case of My Humps and Since You Been Gone, as Alanis’ wailing of her humps seems like much more of a burden than the delighted gifts Fergie praises. And, Robyn’s musicality and lack of screaming makes it less vengeful and less of a girl power anthem, making it a seeming plea to reunite.

It would be great to see more artist cover other artists or at least to reinterpret or rearrange their songs, like Gaga did with Pokerface. The show of musicality will gain tenure in the business and fan credit.

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