I'm sure that at some point in life you have hummed,whistled,or sang a song that just couldn't get out of your head. Now a days (through the magic of the internet) more and more people are posting their take on a song by their favorite artists. Some of them aren't very good (actually most of them aren't very good) but then out of the blue someone really blows you away with their rendition and it makes me at times want to listen to their version more than the original.What I have for you are my top five favorite youtube cover songs.
5. Use Somebody (Kings of Leon cover)- Michael Froh
Michael Froh is Canadian born and from Saskatchewan which I think adds to the cover because it is always great to see Canadian artists doing something (shout outs to Justin Bieber). The whole take on this song and making it appeal to his genre of music is super catchy and have you ever tried to do a Kings of Leon song on Rockband? Not a very easy thing to do at all, though I can score a 95 percent on hard, just saying.
4. Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet cover)- Coffey Anderson
First of all its a Jimmy Buffet song, thats already a win. Coffey Anderson is pretty hilarious in his other posts so I highly suggest you listen to his covers, his style brings the songs a southern gospel sound and the cowboy hat makes it even more awesome.
3. Can't help but wait/ So sick (Trey Songz and Ne-yo Cover)- Passion
Passion's ability to create medleys from the latest songs on the radio is really what makes his cover songs impressive. His popularity in Filipino community is pretty amazing too for someone who has not made any commercial success, he could put a show on out here in Edmonton and near sell it out. Passion creates a jazz type feel to all of his covers keeping them pretty interesting to listen to.
2. Gravity (John Mayer cover)- Jason Arimoto (Facemeltingukelele)
A steel ukulele for a John Mayer cover? At first imression I thought this was going to sound like a typical Hawaiian sounding cover but was pleasantly suprised. I don't know who's version is better John Mayer or Jason Arimoto? What I do know is Jason does not do any of the creepy faces that John does when playing guitar.
1. Hey ya (Outkast cover)- King of slugs
This was pretty much everyones favorite song in 2004 and I have seen so many covers of this song. Majority of them a similar to the one by Obadiah Parker. This brother and sister version takes the win and it will probably replace the original version in all of your minds forever! With a unique sounding voice like this it makes you wonder how Justin Bieber makes it and this gets overlooked.