… With all these covers!
I’m not a huge Radiohead fan, and there are only a few songs that I’ll actually listen to (mainly the ones that Bret wants to listen to). I know this cover doesn’t do the band “justice,” but I really enjoy listening to it! This song is completely transformed from a slow, trippy song to one with some toe-tapping beats.
“Bad Romance” by Lissie (orig. Lady Gaga found here)
I’ve included this song because: 1). It’s a Lady Gaga cover and 2.) It’s the song that brought Lissie to the blogosphere last year. For some reason, people couldn’t stop talking about this cover for a few months. While I really enjoy it, it’s not the greatest thing I’ve ever heard, but it’s fun. I mainly like the parts where she sings that Rah-Rahs.
“A-Punk” by Rockapella (orig. Vampire Weekend found here)
This song just cracks me up. A few months ago, this song kept popping up everywhere. I think with the hype of “Glee” going around, it seemed appropiate to also include this in the list. Obviously, in my opinion, the original is better.
“Hey Ya” by Sarah Blasko (orig. Outkast found here)
Sometimes, “Hey Ya” pops up when I shuffle Bret’s iPod. It is one of those songs that when it comes on, you can’t help but listen to it. With this cover, I can listen to the original song without feeling like a need to pick up a picture or SOMETHING and shake it.
“Girls Just want to Have Fun” by Greg Laswell (orig. Cyndi Lauper found here)
The song that started it all — Greg’s rise to fame… My obsession with Greg… My obsession leading to us actually meeting Greg… Leading to the best. night. of. my. life. It also brings me back to Freshman year and driving home from college with Bret. Greg’s version is the complete opposite of Cyndi’s original version. In fact, his version of “… Have Fun” doesn’t sound fun at all. You can take your pick.
“Pursuit of Happiness” by Barbara (orig. Kid Cudi found here)
I love both these version. Kid Cudi’s original version will always be my favorite (I mean, c’mon… KC + Ratatat?? = ❤), but I love how these Barbara guys decided one night while hanging out to create this song “as a joke.” Now, people know their name.
“Kids” by Dr. Fox’s Old Timey String Band (orig. MGMT found here)
I included this one because I love singing along to it. The original song got really old for me… Really fast. Plus, the music video for this is scary 😦 The folky spin on it makes the song happier!