Jun 252010

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Michael Jackson died one year ago today. You probably already know this. Cover Me celebrates the anniversary today with a whole lot of MJ. Starting now.

Alex Goot’s YouTube covers have amassed over a million views collectively, his pro-grade takes on pop songs displaying unabashed enthusiasm. His “Beat It” video recalls Pomplamoose’s widely-viewed cover, but Goot has one thing over them: syncopated clapping. It offsets the slightly ominous piano nicely. Plus, it being YouTube, any artist that can actually produce a bearable-to-watch video gets mad props. Almost better than the original (just kidding).

If you can’t get enough MJ, follow Cover Me on Twitter, where we’ll be posting links to our favorite covers all day. Tweet your favorite covers @covermesongs to spread the love!

Alex Goot – Beat It (Michael Jackson cover)
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Check out more Alex Goot at YouTube.

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