I have to admit, I’m having a lot of fun coming up with new playlists for this new format of Music Monday. I’m not sure how y’all feel about it, but I’m liking it.
This week, I wanted to highlight some really cool cover songs. I’m a sucker for a well done cover tune, especially when it’s done in a way that is totally different from the original, or reimagined in a way I never thought it could be done. I love hearing different artists interpretations – the changes in tempo and key, the subtle and not so subtle changes they choose to include.
I tried really hard to find some songs that you might already be familiar with, done in completely new ways by artists that you may or may not know already. I’ve got everything from metal versions of 80’s pop classics, to acoustic ballads and some creepy slow songs. I’ve been listening to this list pretty much non-stop over the past few days, so I really hope that you like it. At the very least, I hope that you find something new and interesting, something to inspire you or make you smile.
A few of my favourites from this one include Emiliana Torrini’s cover of “White Rabbit” from the Sucker Punch soundtrack, “When Doves Cry” by Sarah Jarosz, and Sigrid’s creepy rendition of “Everybody Knows” from the Justice League Soundtrack. Oh, and I cannot forget Kina Grannis’ stunning rendition of “Can’t help falling in love” from the soundtrack of Crazy Rich Asians. That one gives me chills every single time I hear it.
May I present
Going under Cover
For those if you without Spotify, here is the track list:
- Addicted to Love – Florence +the Machine
- Careless Whisper – Seether
- Crazy – Daniela Andrade
- Don’t Stop the Music – Jamie Cullum
- Your Song – Ellie Goulding
- Land of Confusion – Disturbed
- Wild World (Acoustic version) – Joanna Wang
- The Sound of Silence – Disturbed
- Wicked Game (Live acoustic) – Stone Sour
- Losing my Religion – Lacuna Coil
- Get Lucky – Halestorm
- Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Lorde
- White Rabbit – Emiliana Torrani
- Zombie – Bad Wolves
- Tiny Dancer – Florence + the Machine
- Can’t help falling in love – Kina Grannis
- In the Air Tonight – In this Moment
- Everybody knows – Sigrid
- Personal Jesus – Def Leppard
- I Wanna Dance with Somebody (who loves me) – Fall Out Boy
- When Doves Cry – Sarah Jarosz
- …Baby One More Time – Ed Sheeran
- Kiss – Kelly Clarkson
- Fast Car – Jonas Blue, Dakota
- Cornflake Girl – Florence+ the Machine
I would love to hear if you found any new favourites, or if you have any covers that you absolutely adore that I should be including in the next underCover list.