If there’s one thing YouTube is great for (of which there are many), it’s the proliferation of great covers. While there are many not-so-great covers, there are a some acts like Walk Off The Earth that launch their careers with fantastic ones. The band first demonstrated their quirky genius with their take on Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” on which they somehow managed to coordinate five people playing one guitar.
If you grew up in the 90s you’ll remember Hanson as the blonde brothers topping the charts and winning the hearts of young women all over the world, and they sure aren’t ready to call it quits anytime soon. The boys stopped by the Fifi and Jules radio show in Australia last week to play some of their hits, (old and new), and they surprised listeners with an awesome Taylor Swift cover. The guys did an acoustic cover of Swift’s mega-hit “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” that reminds us all why they stole our hearts so many years ago.
English Indie-Rockers The Vaccines are no stranger to the modern pop song. Last year they took on Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night” and now they’re back with their cover of Taylor Swift’s new mega-hit “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” The rockers hit the Live Lounge this week and transformed the cheesy sing-a-long into a rock n’ roll tune that might even be taken seriously by indie-lovers.
They Say It’s Your Birthday celebrates an artist’s special day with other people singing his or her songs. Let others do the work for a while. Happy birthday!
It’s hard to believe all that the now 22-year-old Taylor Swift has accomplished since the age of 16, when she released her very first single, “Tim McGraw” off her debut self-titled album. Fearless became the most honored country music album in history, and Swift the youngest musician ever to win a Grammy for album of the year. This past year, she was ranked #7 on Forbes Magazine‘s Celebrity 100 List. She even holds a title in the Guinness Book of World Records for 2012: “Fastest Selling Digital Album by a Female Artist” for her most recent release, Speak Now.
Seventeen-year old pop-punk upstart Plug in Stereo (aka Trevor Dahl) has a voice so sweet, it may make your teeth hurt. He showcases this sweetness on a new cover of Lil Wayne‘s most recent hit “How to Love.” While we recently heard an excellent Lil Wayne cover from Karmin, Dahl, who has toured with fellow pop-punk superstars Never Shout Never and Dashboard Confessional, makes you forget what the original Weezy track even sounded like.