10 Unexpectedly Awesome Cover Versions Of Classic Songs

by (@JordanRuntagh)

10 Unexpectedly Awesome Covers

It’s a commonly held view that covers suck. They can be lame, unimaginative and tantamount to stealing someone else’s thoughts. Just ask Prince, who apparently wants to make covering songs illegal! Or at least his own songs…

“Why do we need to hear another cover of a song that someone else did?” he wondered aloud during an interview with Billboard. “Art is about building a new foundation, not just laying something on top of what’s already there.” But that’s not always the case. Every now and then you get a version that rethinks the tune from the ground up, and totally breathes new life into an old classic. Just check out these 10 amazing covers that came totally out of left field and shocked us with their awesomeness!

Adele Covering The Strokes’ “Last Nite” 

Huge props to BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge program, which delivers seriously awesome (and often off the wall) covers on the reg. This one of a pre-megafame Adele ripping the stuffing out of the Stokes’ stomper is a personal fave.

 

Demi Lovato Covering Lil Wayne’s “How To Love”

Not to brag, but we were lucky enough to see the lovely Miss Lovato do this one live and in person at VH1 HQ in NYC back in 2011! She definitely stole the song from Weezy, in our opinion…

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