by (@JordanRuntagh)

10 Unexpectedly Awesome Cover Versions Of Classic Songs

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!

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Did Demi Lovato Go Topless For Her New Album Cover? Demi Explains!

Demi Lovato‘s new album, the self-titled Demi, dropped earlier this week. Bolstered by the strong performance of the LP’s first single, “Heart Attack,” the record will battle Vampire Weekend’s latest, Modern Vampires Of The City, for the top spot on the charts next week. The Lovatics have been going gaga for the racy cover, which VH1 News asked Demi about when she popped by our office recently.

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Join VH1 and Palladia For The 2013 Philly 4th Of July Jam

Philadelphia’s 4th of July Jam is going global this year, thanks to VH1 and Palladia. The city’s Independence Day concert will be broadcast on both networks and will be streamed live on VH1.com.

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by (@Lacezilla)

VOTE: What Video Will Reign Supreme On Saturday’s Top 20 Year End Countdown?

On this week’s episode of the VH1 Top 20 Countdown, we’re rolling out the Top 20 videos of the year from Herald Square, New York City. That’s right, all the videos that have led the countdown throughout the different seasons of the year will now battle it out for Top 20 supremacy. But before the show airs on Saturday at 9am EST, you can still cast your vote for the video you think should take the crown for 2012. Who will it be? You’ll have to tune-in and check back with us on Saturday to find out!

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