Yet another great cover version of Ramin Djawadi’s epic cover theme from Game of Thrones, this time played on 23 low brass instruments, including three types of trombones, tubas and cimbassos. What, no euphoniums?
Jimmy Fallon and the Ragtime Gals pair up with Steve Carrell to… absolutely mangle Marvin Gaye’s instant get some sonic aphrodisiac Sexual Healing. But it becomes hilarious when you imagine it’s Michael Scott up there.
Transforming a tune from a major key to a minor key can really make it dark. This is particularly evident in Chase Holfelder’s sinister rendition of The Police classic Every Breath You Take, making it even more stalkerish that it was already.
U2 canceled its The Tonight Show appearance because of Bono’s injury. Jimmy Fallon and The Roots turned lemons into lemonade. Plus, by covering Desire, they probably spared the audience from hearing U2’s newer stuff.
Daniel Radcliffe doesn’t just know fake Latin spells, he can hit you with lots of rap songs as well. Watch as he performs Blackalicious’ old school virtuosic track Alphabet Aerobics on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
(NSFW: Language) GWAR stopped by A.V. Club’s offices, and turned in an unexpected thrash metal version of Pet Shop Boys’ ’80s classic West End Boys. Stick around for an even more awesome cover of Jim Carroll’s People Who Died.
Anthony Vincent went all out for the Halloween episode of Ten Second Songs, dressing up as zombie Michael Jackson and singing the King of Pop’s Thriller in a variety of voices, from Oingo Boingo to Scary Spice.
Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser of 2CELLOS perform a head-banging medley which combines The William Tell Overture with Iron Maiden’s The Trooper. We’re surprised their bows have any hairs left on them by the time it’s over.
NeoGeofanatic shreds a rockin’ new version of Michael Sembello’s cheesetastic classic Maniac from the 1983 film Flashdance. We’re picturing Jennifer Beals welding and pouring a huge bucket of water over herself – not at the same time.
Nick Proch’s epic arrangement of Rage Against the Machine’s 1992 anthem Killing in the Name played on flutes, clarinets, bassoons, trumpets, violins, cellos, piano and any other instrument the band never used. Want more? Hit Kickstarter.
Goosebumps are coming. Cellocyl – a club of cello players in Castilla de Leon, Spain – covers the Game of Thrones opening theme. We’re not sure if this is just a practice run – there are hiccups here and there – but it’s still well done.
BenDan Productions puts a unique spin on Ramin Djawadi’s Game of Thrones theme, turning it into the music for an old spaghetti western, complete with jangly guitars and whistling. Move ’em out, head ’em up… Rawhide!
Musician Andrew Huang decided to play a rendition of the 1980s new wave hit 99 Red Balloons using nothing but actual red balloons – and a ton of editing. We’re not sure if these are the German or the English lyrics though.
Anthony Vincent of Ten Second Songs covers one of Linkin Park’s first hits by imitating 20 different artists, including Boyz II Men and Eminem. His Backstreet Boys impression made it sound like it was the boy band’s original song.
Electric violinist Bryson Andres turns in an impressive and unique arrangement of Sia’s powerful hit track Chandelier using a combination of live string playing and his digital loop pedal. Check out more of his tracks on YouTube.
We’re enjoying this alternate old-timey, BioShock Inifinite-styled waltz arrangement of Cyndi Lauper’s pop anthem Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by the Postmodern Jukebox. No Elizabeth or Captain Lou Albano either. (Thanks Molly!)
Musician NeWT put together this awesome medley of some of the greatest keyboard solos from the 1980s, from The Final Coutdown to the theme from Knight Rider to She Blinded Me with Science and a little Super Mario Bros. on the side.
Xanthocroid frontman Sam Meador uses his lightning quick fingers in his acoustic cover Avicii’s Wake Me Up, turning the country-house track into a math ballad. What is it with metalheads and awesome acoustic guitar skills?
LA indie rockers Warpaint turn in a download-worthy rendition of David Bowie’s 1980 classic in a backstage performance during Glastonbury 2014. Fortunately, you can find the track on the 2010 tribute album We Were So Turned On.