MAGIC! had an incredible run with their chart-topping smash hit “Rude.” Released nearly a year ago in their native Canada, the song blew up there and then caught on South of the border in the U.S. and was heard on the radio all summer long. Its reggae and pop infused melody combined with the classic story of boy + girl + her disaproving Dad inspired fans, YouTube stars and even parents to put their own spin on the song.
This time, the band wanted in on the fun so they sat down with VH1 News to watch each fan cover to decide which one they liked the most. Watch the video above to find out which video took the number one spot as MAGIC!’s favorite. And if you want to see the originals, scroll down the page to see the complete list and let us know which ones you were most fond of in the comments section.
“Rude” by Elyar Fox
Elyar Fox jumped in the studio to record a simple, sweet acoustic version of the song. This UK singer effortlessly belts out a delightful rendition while strumming his own arrangement on the guitar.
“Rude (The Dad’s Side of the Story)” by Benji and Jenna Cowart
Since “Rude” is about a boy asking a father for his daughter’s hand in marriage and constantly getting rejected, it’s only natural that dads wanted to share their side of the story. Parents Benji and Jenna Cowart made their adorable cover as their response to why a dad could be so rude.
“Rude” by Riley Biederer
Riley Biederer emits high energy through her powerful vocals. She gives the song a nice kick but keeps an air of innocence and frustrated young love intact.
“Rude” by Emily Muli
Emily Muli’s distinctive voice and jazzy guitar chords are a perfect fit for this song. She stuck close to the original and delivered an even more reggae influenced rendition with her delectable voice that will trigger feelings of serenity and bliss.
“Rude” by Marissa Farias
Marissa Farias took on the challenge of speaking up for the girl in this cover version’s scenario. How would daddy’s little girl plead for her father to accept this boy into the family? Farias sings a version no dad could ever say no to.