The women of Thalia Strings tear up the place with an effervescent cover version of AC/DC’s 1990 rock classic Thunderstruck, arranged for acoustic strings by Amy Cave. Prefer Aerosmith to AC/DC? They’ve got you covered.
Musician Costantino Carrara takes Queen’s iconic 1975 rock opera track and turns it into an equally impressive classical piano piece, packed with wonderful flourishes, and epic transitions. Think you can keep up with Costantino’s fingers? Buy the sheet music here.
Musician Amine Ayadi performs the strangest cover version of a Michael Jackson song ever – They Don’t Care About Us played on the mizwad – a middle eastern bagpipe. His performance will pull you in regardless if the instrument sounds like a goat being strangled.
Coldplay lead vocalist Chris Martin dropped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge and turned in a wonderful cover version of Paul Simon’s award winning 1986 track Graceland, complete with the African backing vocals and rhythms that made it work so well, and a bonus horn section.
Alt-pop hitmakers Portugal. The Man turn in a fantastic acoustic cover version of the Oasis classic Don’t Look Back in Anger that’s every bit as good as the original, in no small part thanks to John Gourley’s voice. We’re going to be humming this chorus for the rest of the day.
It’s far from a comprehensive collection, but ThePandaTooth’s arrangement of the Rick and Morty theme song, Goodbye Moonmen, Chaos Chaos- Do You Feel It? and Hurt is jampacked with emotion, and just might bring a tear to your eye. Here’s a little bonus from Evil Morty.
Leo Moracchioli continues to rock it out of the park with his heavy metal covers – this time taking on R. Kelly’s 1996 hit ballad, turning it into a legitimate alt-rock track which could stand entirely on its own. Show your support for Leo by buying his tracks here.
George C Music has been creating alternative versions of the Doctor Who theme music, to approximate what it might have sounded like if created by other musicians. We can’t decide if we like the Kraftwerk or the John Carpenter version best. The swing jazz is cool too.
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.