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Hotel California Fingerstyle

Hotel California Fingerstyle

Guitarist Lucas Imbiriba brings his warm and soulful style to the Eagles classic Hotel California. His fingerstyle skills are truly impressive, and the track sounds fantastic in this stripped-down acoustic version. Check out his covers of Stairway to Heaven and Sultans of Swing for more delightful ear candy.

The Popcorn Pipe Organ

The Popcorn Pipe Organ

Nicolas Bras likes to make unique musical instruments. He created this unusual instrument out of skinny PVC pipes designed to make that popping sound you make by hooking a finger in your cheek and yanking it. He then goes on to play the perfect song on it – Hot Butter’s Popcorn.

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Don’t Speak: 1960s Style

Don’t Speak: 1960s Style

Postmodern Jukebox and vocalist Haley Reinhart turn in a great cover of No Doubt’s 1995 track Don’t Speak, performed with a sultry and soulful 1960s vibe. If you love the style of singers like Adele and Amy Winehouse, you’ll definitely want to give this a listen.

Nevermind in 12 Styles

Nevermind in 12 Styles

Borrowing a page from Anthony Vincent, fellow musician Steve Welsh performs each of the songs from Nirvana’s Nevermind in the style of a different band or artist. The Green Day version of Lithium is our favorite, and we suggest listening to the full version of Weezer’s Come As You Are.

The Evolution of Guitar Intros

The Evolution of Guitar Intros

Guitars have been an important part of popular music for hundreds of years. Musician Mark Sagum looks back from 1960 to 2020 for a taste of some of the most recognizable guitar intros. If you want to get the emotions going, this is the way to kick off a tune.

House of the Rising Sun: Low Bass Cover

House of the Rising Sun: Low Bass Cover

Geoff Castellucci has an incredible voice – and the looks to go with. After vibrating our eardrums with his deep bass, he breaks out into a multi-layered a capella performance of The Animals’ House of the Rising Sun that shows off his vocal range. Dig it? Check out his covers of Sixteen Tons and High and Dry.

Beastie Boys Welcome Mat

Beastie Boys Welcome Mat
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Before visitors reach your doorbell, get right to the point with the original Beastie Boys welcome mat by Happy Matz. The flocked coir mat asks the musical question “So, what‘cha, what’cha, what’cha want?” Or opt for another Beasties lyric for frequent deliveries: “mmmmm… DROP (unless it says fragile).”

Another One Bites the Tequila

Another One Bites the Tequila

Because truly nothing is sacred to the warped minds behind There I Ruined It, here’s a version of Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust, mashed up with The Champs’ 1958 hit track Tequila, also known as Pee-Wee Herman’s favorite dance song. Clearly, much tequila was consumed when they came up with this idea.

Anime Rick Roll

Anime Rick Roll

We’ve heard Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up at least 1000 times. But this version posted by Christya mixes things up by transforming Rick’s sound into something straight out of a Japanese anime, minus the actual animation. Vocals by MOM0KI, annapantsu, LilyPichu, and LizzRobinett

The Sound of Silence on a Special Guitar

The Sound of Silence on a Special Guitar

Luca Stricagnoli performs an emotive cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence using a custom guitar add-on called a Reverse Slide Neck. The upgrade allows Luca to play an acoustic guitar and a slide guitar with a single instrument. His reverse slide cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps is also amazing.

The Dune Song

The Dune Song

“Warner’s wouldn’t send a screener… so I’ve only seen the trailer.” Sweetlegs presents a rap song about Denis Villeneuve’s much-anticipated and frequently-delayed adaptation of Dune, and reminds us that fear is the mind-killer when it comes to trying to figure out if it’s going to be good or not before it comes out.

Y.M.C.A.: Sad Edition

Y.M.C.A.: Sad Edition

The Village People’s 1978 hit Y.M.C.A. has long outlived its disco origins, morphing into a crowd favorite at sporting events and parties, as people make letters with their arms. While the original was happy and upbeat, Melodicka Bros.’ cover version is anything but, transforming the track into a sad and introspective ballad.

Too Many Zooz: Smooth Criminal

Too Many Zooz: Smooth Criminal

NYC trio Too Many Zooz offers up another dynamic cover of a hit song, this time taking on Michael Jackson’s 1988 track Smooth Criminal. The tune sounds as awesome as ever as an instrumental on brass and percussion.

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Maiden Goes to Hollywood

Maiden Goes to Hollywood

Wax Audio blended together the sounds of two very different bands with seemingly little in common. But both Iron Maiden and Frankie Goes to Hollywood share more than just British roots and 1984 hit albums – they both created music inspired by the works of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

A-Train: Faster

A-Train: Faster

(Flashing Lights) When you’re faster than the speed of light, you occasionally run into people and turn them into a pile of goo. The Boys’ literal and figurative speed freak A-Train just dropped his own official music video, courtesy of Vought International, with Aimée Proal lending her powerhouse pop vocals.

Creative Musical Saw Sounds

Creative Musical Saw Sounds

Musician Grégoire Blanc previously impressed us with his cover of The Great Gig in the Sky. This video isn’t quite as melodic, but it’s just as entertaining. Enjoy as Blanc demonstrates 10 ways to make interesting and captivating sounds by playing a saw and a violin bow in concert with effects pedals and synthesizers.

A Very Long Piano

A Very Long Piano

Piano builder Adrian Alexander Mann created this elongated piano, which measures 18 feet, 9 inches long and weighs over a ton. It has the longest bass strings of any piano, resulting in deeper harmonics and a richer overall tone without affecting pitch. Listen as musician Hyperion Knight performs on the impressive instrument.

My Prius

My Prius

(PG-13: Lyrics) Musicians Tom McGovern and A. Rob present a rap song about living large while watching their carbon footprints and saving gas money so they can spend it on gold chains. My Prius celebrates Toyota’s fuel-sipping hybrid, and extolls the benefits it affords its owners.

Video Game Music Battle

Video Game Music Battle

What we love about Dev Tunes Music’s orchestral video game medley is that they didn’t go with obvious song choices. Instead, they chose to battle between the very different musical styles of Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Wario World, Super Meat Boy, Punch-Out!, and Metal Gear Solid.

The Disney+ Song

The Disney+ Song

We were just saying the other day how much we love Disney+ and how it’s our favorite streaming service. Between its catalog of Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars content, there’s something for everyone. But as elpinko, frizfrizzle, and Sebastian the Crab explain, there’s one franchise you just won’t find on the network.

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Sweet Dreams on Devices

Sweet Dreams on Devices

The hacked appliances of Device Orchestra have reached the promised land with a performance of the song that the band was destined for, the synth-heavy Eurythmics classic Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart may have been replaced by electric toothbrushes, but who are we to disagree?

Jurassic Park for 8 Cellos

Jurassic Park for 8 Cellos

Musician Samara Ginsberg entertains us once more, with an 8-cello cover of John Williams’ classic theme music from Jurassic Park. Samara upped her production values this time with the addition of realistic dinosaur effects.

Mad World on Bass

Mad World on Bass

Musician Tommy Lee Depp is known for his solo bass arrangements of popular songs. Listen now to his captivating and minimal performance of the Tears for Fears 1983 song Mad World, with a tip of the hat to the Gary Jules version of the track.

LudoTune

LudoTune

Developer Dylan Turner’s online music maker lets you build sequences by placing sound blocks in 3-dimensional space. Each composition doubles as a work of visual art. Intimidated? Try their community-submitted tracks, including Coldplay’s Clocks, Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement, and the Nyan Cat theme.

John Mayer Slayer

John Mayer Slayer

From the warped mind of Andy Rehfeldt comes a collaboration we never knew we wanted until now, with John Mayer on vocals, backed by the speed metal guitar sounds of Slayer. We’re not sure how it works, but the lyrics from Mayer’s Carry Me Away just seem to fit perfectly.

The Kiffness X Thai Pile Drivers

The Kiffness X Thai Pile Drivers

The Kiffness remixed another internet video, this time starting with a clip of workers in Thailand doing manual pile driving while singing a song. Kiff’s take on the track adds just the right amount of drum, bass, and tamborine, along with appropriate lyrics. Gotta get that pole in the ground!

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