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Tuesday Tunes : Cover this !

by kranARI

I don’t know exactly what my obsession is with covers but I have to say, when I hear a song re-done well by another artist it’s as if it become a totally new tune. It can be just as satisfying as or even better than the original.

The following covers are my recent favourites and what a wonderful way to become aware of a new artist! I just got tickets to see Lissie live and it was after having watched the following video of her singing Gaga’s Bad Romance.

Check them out.

LISSIE covers BAD ROMANCE

I was also blown away by how beautifully The Rescues harmonise in their cover of Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream.

THE RESCUES cover TEENAGE DREAM

Ellie Goulding’s Your Song is a quintessential British video, a wonderful version of Elton John’s original. She is so absolutely beautiful in this video and how great are the shots, it just makes me want to go to Hampstead Heath with a camera and film.

ELLIE GOULDING does YOUR SONG


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Wicked Wednesday : Cover this!

by kranARI

cover song photo

Singers that are starting out in the business often do famous covers using already established material to reach out to audiences. Covering a song is a great opportunity to show how you can give the material a spin and bring forth your own personal artistry and rendition. People seem to easily relate to songs that have been already released and the industry picked up on this straight away. Reality TV competitions like American Idol and The X Factor are prime examples of how shows are using covers as competitive material as well as entertainment. The popular Tv series Glee is a show which is essentially about well sung cover songs. You-tubers can now post their versions of famous songs online before getting their hands on a record deal. So I hope you enjoy the covers below and instead of posting your typical expected version, I aimed to find material which is a bit more rare and outdated. Feast your eyes and ears on hits of the 90s that building our way up to more recent ones.

Pixie Lott sings Ross & Richie’s “Endless Love“. Can’t decide wether this is at Hampstead Heath or Primrose Hill. Hmf. Any ideas?

Florence and the Machine covers “Don’t let go” by En Vogue.

Alicia Keys does Al Green’s “Lets stay together“.

Priscilla Ahn covers Willie Nelson’s “Opportunity to cry”.

Nerina Pallot covers Lily Allen’s “The Fear“.

Diana Vickers does Snow Patrol’s “Just say yes”.

Kate Nash covers Arctic Monkey’s “Fluorescent Adolescent“.

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Tuesday Tunes : Most covered song

by kranARI

Surfing my way through youtube looking through famous song covers I discovered that “Use Somebody” is a very popular cover choice.

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Whose cover do you like the most?

Pixie Lott

Paramore

Laura Jansen

and some purely acoustic versions…

Bat for Lashes

Brooke White


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