Best (So Far) finds the finest first-round covers of the latest pop hits.
If anyone could give vats of melted cheese a sexy pop culture “comeback,” it’s Justin Bieber. With his runaway single “Boyfriend,” in which he arguably crossed over from tween heart-throb to adult sex symbol by rapping in a whisper, Bieber painted many steamy pictures of romance: Justin lying in the snow with his girlfriend, Buzz Lightyear flying across the globe, lots and lots of something called “swag.” Continue reading »
It’s a bit of a task to sort through all of the “covers” of Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way.” For most popular songs, this would be the result of a sheer overwhelming amount of people attempting to replicate the original. With “Born This Way,” however, there’s the added multitude of recordings coming from Gaga’s early Twittering of the song’s lyrics. For that reason, we excluded from consideration anything released before the official song release.
Without further ado we present five premium covers, the latest in our series that has spanned from “F*** You” to “Hold It Against Me.” For an artist who thrives on pushing boundaries as much as Gaga, this song sticks to a cookie-cutter pop mold. The clips in this video roundup, though, manage to bring out all of the song’s personality. Continue reading »
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!
What a year for Rihanna! In 2010 she scored four number one singles, a number one album, a successful tour and numerous collaborations. The girl knows how to keep herself busy. And today, she turns 23 years old. That’s right, 23, with five albums and countless chart-toppers and awards under her belt. Feel inferior yet?
To celebrate, we’ve assembled five genre-crossing covers of her tunes for your enjoyment. It seems everybody has taken a crack at covering Rihanna – even the Chipmunks have had a go – but we’ve sorted the wheat from the chaff for you. Check them out below. Continue reading »