Kevin “K.O.” Olusola was (is?) a member of the acapella group Pentatonix. But he’s also an incredible cellist and beatboxer, often doing both. Like this this cover of Marian Hill’s “Down”.
When Peter Gabriel decides to do an album of covers, he doesn’t just do the expected. He gets an orchestra and completely reworks the songs he’s covering. You can find the entire amazing collection of covers on the album “Scratch My Back“. Its almost impossible to choose one, but since Season 2 of Stranger Things was just released, I’ve chosen the goose-bump inducing cover of David Bowie’s Heroes featured in Season 1.
I love a Foo Fighters Cover. They always bring their best, putting their personality on the cover. This cover of Kim Wilde’s (I can’t believe I remembered her name without Googling) Kids in America sounds like a song that only Foo Fighters could have done.
This cover is pretty well known, there are no surprises here. But Marilyn Manson’s cover of the Eurythmics Sweet Dreams definintely meets all the criteria for an awesome cover. Funny story: years ago, I was working at a bar in Toronto called Savage Garden. This was at the height of the popularity of this song. The DJ played the original version of Sweet Dreams, and this dude leaned over the bar to say “I didn’t know Annie Lennox covered Marilyn Manson!” The bartender just walked away, shaking his head.
When you find out that Fall Out Boy covered Michael Jackson’s Beat It, hopes are actually pretty high. And the band doesn’t disappoint. The song is most certainly Beat it, but it also definintely sounds like Fall Out Boy.