Ukraine accordion duo Vasyl Kravchuk and Viktor Kravchuk turn in a truly impressive cover of John Williams’ Imperial March from the Star Wars saga. We can imagine Darth Vader making a grand entrance to this music, while an army of stormtroopers dance the polka.
In the wake of musician Chris Cornell’s tragic suicide, this 2015 acoustic cover has been making the rounds. You’ll be hard-pressed to hold back tears as Cornell lends his soulful voice to a track written by another great musician we lost far too soon. Rest in peace.
If you haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 yet, get yourself to a theatre now. It’s awesome. In the meantime, sit back and enjoy this 3-minute medley of a few of the classic ’70s tunes from the soundtrack, performed by The Warp Zone and Chad Neidt.
We’re going to go out on a limb and say that a musician with the bold theatricality of Puddles the Clown owes a great debt to David Bowie, so it’s only fitting that he should take one of The Thin White Duke’s greatest tunes, and knock it out of the park.
We’ve had no luck finding out the name of this Korean musician that Mo Elnadi recorded while performing on the street in London, but we were duly impressed by his minimal cover of Coldplay’s Fix You on his MicroKorgXL synth. His cover of Oasis’ Stand by Me ain’t bad either.
It’s been floating around the YouTube ether for an eternity, but Alejandro Sayago’s 2011 performance of DragonForce’s speedmetal hit Through the Fire and Flames is too good to pass up. We can’t decide if his fingers, lips, or lungs were most likely to fall off by the end.
EatMyUke is currently on a quest to learn how to play his 50 favorite albums of all time on the ukulele. Given how well he performed The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Californication, we think he’ll have no problem achieving his goal. That’s Matt Deakin chipping in on the drums.
It’s not in chronological order, nor does it list any tracks, but that just means you’ve got to rise to the challenge to identify all the tracks that inspired GMC Guitar’s epic lead guitar medley. Guitarist Ben Higgins was kind enough to provide tabs if you dare attempt it yourself.
Ten Second Songs‘ Anthony Vincent channels Anthony Kiedis, then takes a quick left turn to perform the Chili Peppers’ classic Give It Away in the style of 20 other musicians, from The Beastie Boys to Guns N’ Roses to David Bowie. The Twenty Øne Pilots bit was hilarious.
“In an alternate universe, this is what could have been.” If you were expecting to be Rickrolled when you click play on this clip, you’d be wrong. Though there is something just so wrong it’s right about the soulful pop singer doing a cover of the AC/DC classic Highway to Hell.
Musician Miguel Montalban turns in an epic lead guitar performance on his cover version of the Dire Straits classic Sultans of Swing as he plays for a crowd of bystanders in London. His Sweet Child O’ Mine and Stairway to Heaven are equally enthralling.