An amazing gem of a cover of Prince’s classic Purple Rain, performed back in 1992 by Tom Jones and Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. Nothing will ever be as perfect as the original, but this is as close as you can get.
Singer/songwriter Tom Rosenthal’s track tells the story of a very sad man named Bob, and a lizard who ultimately saves his life. The tale of hope is perfectly complemented by a Wizard of Oz-esque transition from black and white to colorful worlds by animator Dave Anderson.
The White Stripes conceived this track back in 2005, but didn’t actually record it until this year. The icing on the cake: Without anyone’s knowledge, filmmaker Michel Gondry shot a video for the song and gifted it to the band. It’s minimal, but fits the song’s mellow vibe.