Taylor Swift unleashed the video for “Shake It Off” during her Yahoo livestream last month and since then, everyone has taken a stab at recording their own cover on YouTube. But it’s YouTube so there are many incredible ones and many that need a little more practice. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up the five best covers out right now that will inspire you to shake off your nerves and try to create your own.
Shaun Reynolds featuring Hannah Jane Lewis
Music producer and singer Shaun Reynolds tag teams with Hannah Jane Lewis, who leads the vocals, in this vibrant cover that gives this song a shot of new energy. The combination of Lewis’ powerful pipes and Reynolds’ sweet harmony makes for a perfect collaboration.
Mackenzie Johnson is a singer-songwriter from Philly who performs an acoustic rendition, accompanied by her ukulele. Her voice has a delicate yet subtle edgy quality that gives this hit a brand new sound.
Aspiring musician Jake Harris plays effortlessly on the piano while delivering gorgeous vocals that float on top. This enchanting version is truly beautiful.
At only 18, Riley Biederer has a killer voice that packs a punch. This young star exudes a maturity that comes with being a seasoned singer and also has great control of her wide vocal range.
“Stuff Maker” Landon Stahmer is not only a great vocalist but also an amazing video editor. How did he even do that?