Lou Reed’s 1972 track Perfect Day is one of our all-time favorite songs, so the idea of covering it makes us a little twitchy. But if anyone can pull it off, it’s Puddles Pity Party – and he did it with his usual vocal and emotional aplomb.
Vocalist Tara Louise leads off one of our favorite Postmodern Jukebox covers yet, with a vibrant 1920’s jazz style version of Japanese Kawaii metal group Babymetal’s cult hit Gimme Chocolate. If you’re unfamiliar with the original, here ya go. You’re welcome.
Paweł Zadrożniak’s retro-mechanical orchestra The Floppotron is back with another great cover. Listen up as it performs a Bee Gees’ disco classic. If you prefer something a bit more modern, he also dropped a cover of Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger this week.
Musician Douglas Borsatti cranks out a wonderful and unique cover version of the King of Pop’s 1982 uber-hit on his squeezebox. If Michael Jackson performed while strolling the streets of Paris wearing a beret, we imagine this is what his music might have sounded like.
We’re rooting for Puddles to take the win on America’s Got Talent, but he’s got some stiff competition. Regardless of the outcome, we’ll always have his YouTube channel. Here, he picks up his guitar and turns in a dialed-down arrangement of Blondie’s 1979 hit Dreaming.
Musicians Blair Crimmins and The Hookers created this great slow jam arrangement of Foo Fighters’ track My Hero specifically for their friend’s Mom, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease. They wanted to make a version that she could dance to at her son’s wedding.
Kathryn Shinnick, Kate Sullivan, Katie McKay, Sidney Harvey of Dolce Ensembles perform a wonderful cover version of Foo Fighters’ Everlong on violin, viola, and cello. Be sure to check out their their epic medley of Muse, Tool, System of a Down and Massive Attack too.
Postmodern Jukebox and vocalist Ariana Savalas teamed up to transform Shaggy’s raggamuffin hit It Wasn’t Me into a ’60s-style version that sounds a whole lot like Tom Jones’ classic It’s Not Unusual. It’s one of those things that shouldn’t work, but somehow it does.
You know what we love about the Internet? It lets us discover talented people we never would have heard of. Case in point – singer Anna Blanchard, who fills her YouTube channel with soul-stirring covers of songs by Todd Rundgren, Radiohead, alt-J, Nirvana, and more.