YouTube has made way for a lot of awesome things; just imagine how boring work would be without crazy funny cat videos to watch on loop! Our favourite thing about YouTube is that it has helped thousands of musicians launch their music careers using nothing but a camera and their musical talent. And, because the best way to get yourself noticed is to record your own version of a popular song by established artists these up-and-coming musicians have often blessed us with the most incredible arrangements and re-imaginings of songs we already love to bits. The WomenStuff team has spent hours online finding the very best cover songs for you to enjoy right now (no searching necessary!) Here are our picks for 5 cover songs you have to hear!
1. Thinking Out Loud / I’m Not The Only One Mash-up – Sam Tsui & Casey Breves
This mash-up of Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud and Sam Smith’s I’m Not The Only One by YouTubers, Sam Tsui and Casey Breves will give you all the feels. Seriously ladies, get out the tissues because this mash-up is beyond moving. It’s got 22 438 921 views on YouTube, but we think it should be so, so much higher. Listen to it now.
2. I Can’t Make You Love Me Cover – Alex G |
This acoustic cover of Adele’s I Can’t Make You Love Me by Alex G is a must-watch. We love the songstress because her videos are beautifully done and her voice is killer. She slays every song she tackles and there’s a reason this hauntingly beautiful version of Adele’s killer track is on our list. Listen to it now.
3. Pretty Hurts Cover – Chloe & Halle
This cover of Beyonce’s Pretty Hurts by sisters Chloe and Hayley is beyond beautiful. Watching this video you won’t believe the voices that come out of these two teenage lasses. Seriously, is Beyonce hiding in the background somewhere? Listen to it now.
4. A Thousand Years – Boyce Avenue
This acoustic cover of Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years will give you goosebumps. We loved hearing this song being sung by a man – maybe because it makes it easier to imagine the man of your dreams serenading you with the song? Either way it’s an absolutely fabulous cover. Listen to it now.
5. Say Something – PostmodernJukebox ft. Hudson Thames
We saved the best for last with this Jazz / Soul cover of A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera’s Say Something. This is quite possibly one of the best covers in the history of ever and we are so thrilled to be able to share it with even more people. Listen to it now.