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best cover songs of 2019

In 2019, Cover Me wrote about more new covers than in any year in our 12-year history. I know; I checked the numbers. Our News team wrote amazing stand-alone stories on sometimes tight deadlines, adding context and research beyond “here’s a new cover” quickie. Plus, we rounded the best of the best into monthly 30+ lists, and added even more for supporters of our new Patreon. Even our Features team, who ostensibly couldn’t care less whether a cover came out last month or last century, seemed to be constantly finding new things to slip into their deep dives.

The point here is not to toot our own horn… well, that’s not entirely the point. What I want to do is emphasize just how high the bar to appear on this list has been set. Calling these covers great almost does them a disservice. There were way more than 50 great covers in 2019. In fact, we’ve already got 150 more bonus tracks lined up for Patreon supporters (which, I know I mention it a lot, but it’s how we keep this site afloat, so please consider supporting us if you like what we do). Honestly, we could throw all of the above in the trash and still come up with a pretty impressive batch of 2019 covers. But these 50 below – these are the cream of the crop, the belles of the ball, the toppermost of the poppermost.

You won’t agree. I guarantee it. As you go through this list, there will be at least one cover you hate. Maybe more than one. And if you followed cover news yourself this year, you’ll probably be outraged when a personal favorite placed too low, or didn’t make it at all. Great! That’s the beauty of these lists: It’s all opinion. Extremely educated opinions in our cases – I can pretty much guarantee that we collectively listened to more 2019 covers than any other site out there – but opinions nevertheless. So dive in and discover something new. Then help us discover something new by adding your own favorites in the comments.

– Ray Padgett, Editor-in-Chief

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So it’s the day of that concert you’re looking forward to. Naturally, your first instinct is to improvise a cover song of the artist you’re about to go see. Not the case? Perhaps Will Cuming is one-of-a-kind – a claim few would refute after listening to his impromptu acoustic rendition of MØ’s “Waste of Time.”

The Melbourne musician, operating under the moniker LANKS, effortlessly jams to the tune, offering a gentle guitar take on the Danish singer-songwriter’s 2013 single. Soothing plucking in the form of rain drop mimicry patter down while Cuming’s ethereal Bon Iver-esque vocals float in the foreground, resulting in a hauntingly calm cover of “Waste of Time.” Continue reading »

Feb 132014
 

Karen Marie Ørsted, better known as Mø, is a Danish singer that caught the attention of the music blogosphere with her debut single and video for her song “Glass.” She has since been working on her debut album, No Mythologies To Follow, which will be released Stateside on February 24th. Continue reading »