Even though we are always on the lookout for new things, covers old songs from our favorite artists are always gifts welcomed with open arms.
There’s something about a cover that’s always exciting, especially when it’s other musicians showing off their karaoke skills. It’s cool to see the artist put his signature on a song that so many people know the lyrics to. And it gives us a sneak peek at favorite artists from our favorite artists, which is always fun.
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To prove it to you, we’ve decided to find 10 modern covers of decades-old songs that sound like a total rebirth. You can check them out below.
Miley Cyrus – “Black Dog” (Led Zeppelin)
It would be unfair not to start this list with the queen of covers, Miley Cyrus. She’s covered performers on all levels, but this awe-inspiring performance by Led Zeppelin‘s “Black Dog”Shows his rock star power. Her voice hits all those long-winded notes with ease, proving that she can make any song she wants to something of her own.
YUNGBLUD – “Wild Horses” (The Rolling Stones)
YUNGBLUDThe voice of is truly one of a kind, it exudes attitude and nervousness. He’s covered pop hits, hip-hop tunes and classic rock songs, like this cover of “Wild horses” through the rolling stones. And he runs it all on his bathroom counter, which is even more of an impressive feat.
Halsey – “Dreams” (Fleetwood Mac)
Halsey is another artist who has a very recognizable dreamy voice that makes each cover sound like her own song. We’ve seen her take on modern hits in WRLD juice, Justin bieber and more. But this performance of “Dreams” through Fleetwood Mac alongside a country artist Kelsea Ballerini is a sultry take on the classic track.
Brendon Urie – “Luck Be A Lady” and “Fly Me To The Moon” (Frank Sinatra)
Panic! At the disco‘s Brendon Urie is a performer through and through, no matter what he sings. And the perfect example is his Frank sinatra mashup at 2014 APMA. He covered “Fly me to the moon” and “Luck be a lady, ”Accompanied by an orchestra, bringing swing classics up to date.
Weezer – “Happy Together” (The Turtles)
Weezer discovered their untapped talent for covers a few years ago after they broke the internet with a rendition of “Africa” by Toto. This led them to create a full album of covers, including this flashback. Weezer’s interpretation of “Happy together” through turtles gave a rock edge to an old-fashioned pop hit.
twenty-one pilots – “Can’t Help Falling In Love” (Elvis Presley)
We have heard twenty-one pilots blanket 2000s jams from artists such as Alicia Keys, DJ Khaled and more, but they are also not afraid to take it even further. Tyler joseph makes a great cover of Elvis Presley‘s “I can’t help but fall in love”Using just his voice and a ukulele. He starts the song alone in a car, ending up on stage in front of a huge singing crowd, which is definitely a spooky moment.
Patrick Stump – “In the Air Tonight” (Phil Collins)
Patrick Souche of Fall out Boy has always had a powerful and dynamic voice meant to win karaoke competitions. So this blanket of Phil collins“Emblematic track”In the air tonight”Is a bluesy and rock interpretation that we didn’t know we needed.
Cayetana – “Age of consent” (new order)
New orderthe classic of the new wave “The age of legal maturity”Gets an alt makeover from Cayetana. The original is a teenage anthem, so the band brings it into the modern era by incorporating elements of indie, alternative and pop rock.
The Killers – “Fame” (David Bowie)
Almost all alternative artists are inspired and impressed by David Bowie‘s, which has led to more than a few covers of his songs. This interpretation of “Fame” through The killers is a tribute to the funky original that makes you want to groove, but its guitar-heavy side makes it a bit more rock’n’roll.
J.Fla – “The love of my life” (Queen)
J. Fla is the K-pop queen blanket Youtube, it is therefore normal that she assumes a Queen song or two. Her rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody” is not to be missed, but she really shines on her “Love of my lifecover. Her voice is strong but airy, bringing a feminine and dreamlike quality to the ballad.
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