Jun 292018
 

‘The Best Ever’ series counts down our favorite covers of great artists.

beyonce covers

We all know the reason everyone’s talking about Beyoncé this month: It’s the fifteenth anniversary of her debut solo album Dangerously in Love!

Okay, maybe that’s not the only Beyoncé news setting the internet aflutter these days – but it is the reason we initially decided to do this list. So it was extra nice of her to drop a surprise album with her husband, what’s-his-name, to give us something else to tie this into. In tribute, we’re writing this entire post from the Louvre.

There aren’t any Everything Is Love songs covered here, but we can’t imagine the first great “Apeshit” cover is far off. And every other facet of her career is represented, from the Destiny’s Child radio hits to her early solo pop jams to the more recent political tracks from Lemonade and beyond. Appropriately enough, the artists doing the covering represent an equally wide spectrum. I challenge you to find another list on the internet containing both serpentwithfeet and Reba McEntire.

So let’s start the countdown (heh) of the best B covers ever. All hail the Queen! Continue reading »

Jan 312011
 

Sara Bareilles is no newcomer to covers. The Grammy-nominated chanteuse got her start in the UCLA acappella group Awaken, and later covered her own ballad “Gravity,” which she wrote for the group, on her debut album Careful Confessions. Late last year Bareilles brilliantly reinvented Beyoncé‘s raucous “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” for Billboard.com’s Mashup Mondays series, giving a jazzy, coffee-house spin to the iconic R&B sizzler. Continue reading »