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Cover Girl

Here’s a list of some solid cover songs I’ve landed on recently plus a Boyce Avenue one I’ve loved for some time now.

Such a beautiful, slow-downed version of the original.

LOVE me a good, solid Boyce Avenue cover. This take of MJ’s “Will You Be There” (from the 90’s Free Willy movie, ah nostalgia!), is probably my favorite of all his covers. And he has a lot.

This is such a gorgeous song to begin with and when you throw Brett Dennen’s unique voice on top of that, you have yourself a brilliant cover.

Just lovely.

A fun, acoustic version of one of the most fun songs of all time.

I’ve always thought this song had such a great tune – the version I’m most familiar with is the Stars On 54, dance version – and this subdued version proves that this song is timeless.

I find this song very melancholic but it’s one of my favorite Beatles songs and this is a great take on the original. FYI I highly recommend listening to more of Imaginary Future if you haven’t – he recorded some other covers worth checking out.

I don’t have much faith in friendship these days, but Joshua Radin is one of my all-time favorite singer-songwriters, bonus points for him being a really nice guy (at least he was the night I met him briefly back when I worked in the biz, as they call it), and this cover is super sweet like him.

SEAWAVES is another artist that not only has created some beautiful covers (like this one), but has some good, original tunes to listen to as well.

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Bastille “Basket Case” (Green Day Cover)

Good to hear new music from the boys of Bastille, even if it isn’t an original. Fantastic cover.

Calum Scott “Golden Slumbers” Cover

I’m sharing this beautiful lullaby cover of The Beatles “Golden Slumbers” by the magical Calum Scott in honor of my nephew who was born 3 weeks ago today – love you Jamesy!!!

Pentatonix “Hallelujah”

Unless you do not have access to the internet or any form of media, you are aware of the general sense that 2016 was a shit year – and I completely agree. Let’s be real, we humans are screwing the pooch big time… It’s a new year now, though, which means it’s another chance to start over and try to be better and do the right thing. Whatever that means.

This cover of “Hallelujah” from Pentatonix is strikingly beautiful and raw. To me it epitomizes, in song, the light that can come from the recent darkness. The world has never been a perfect place but it’s still standing, even after the most desperate of times. And that’s something to sing about.

 

Civil Twilight “Dancing With Myself” (Billy Idol Cover)

Just beautiful.

Foy Vance (The Theme From Cheers)

Foy Vance adds a layer of depth to this song that’s missing from the original. I love this cover.

 

Calum Scott “Dancing On My Own” (Robyn Cover)

I don’t know anything about Calum Scott but dear lord this cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” (basically my theme song) is too beautiful for words. You just have to listen to it.

Gavin James “Magic” (Coldplay Cover)

Ugh. This is exactly how I feel and I want to cry because this song is so beautiful and he is so beautiful and I am so hopeless.

Sofia Karlberg “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” (Adele Cover)

The perfect breakup song for adults.

I actually like this version better than Adele’s (sshh).

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