In this week's Monday Music Moment, we're going to discuss covers.
I have a love/hate relationship with covers. At first, I automatically hated a cover if I heard the original version first. I eventually learned that this was unfair when I realized that many songs that I love are actually covers (Whitney's "I Will Always Love You" for example).
Now I actually like covers and sometimes seek them out. Radio 1's Live Lounge is one of my favorite things ever!
Here are just a few of my favorite covers:
Leona Lewis covers "Run" by Snow Patrol
The Noisettes cover "When You Were Young" by The Killers
Adele covers "Make You Feel My Love" by Bob Dylan
Paramore covers "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
John Mayer covers "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty
But anyway, what I REALLY love, are random covers by people who aren't famous!
While some of them are actually really good, I think I've uncovered THE BEST for you below!
First up, my future wife/vocal coach: TINA CHEN!!
I love Tina Chen! Except that she said she doesn't like gay people in one of her videos :(
Maybe she won't be marrying me after all.
Next up is Omar Hantash. This kid is the little brother of Rosie O'Donnell and he is even more talented than his big sister!
What a set of pipes!
And here is some dude who goes by the name "Korean Boy."
He actually has a really good range! If you liked that vid, I highly urge you to watch his other videos, including covers of "Touch My Body" and "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey.
So next time you come across an amazing cover like the ones above, please, post it in the comments section for my viewing pleasure!