It’s a couple of years old, but that doesn’t make FamilyJules‘ hard rock medley of classic video game music any less awesome. Whenever we hear video game music played with this much energy and speed, we think our character is about to run out of health. Grab the MP3 here.
Musician Josh Cohen has a thing for performing cover versions of Radiohead tunes on his grand piano. Each and every one of the tracks will pull you in and won’t let go with its quiet intensity. We can’t decide if Everything In Its Right Place or Daydreaming is our favorite.
Musician Randy George created this clip almost a decade ago, performing the most unusual cover version we’ve ever heard of Gnarls Barkley’s hit tune Crazy – using a theremin in place of the lead vocals. Given the title and subject matter of the song, it’s somehow fitting.
Lamont Landers and his bandmates Bowen Robertson, Jaraven Moe Hill, and Kevin Canada turn in an awesome medley of Earth, Wind & Fire, Sly and the Family Stone, and a dash of funky love makin’ tossed in for good measure. Want some mo? Try on some Bill Withers.
If you don’t remember Wintergatan’s marvelous marble machine, go back and watch the video first, then watch this clip, in which they arranged a version of the memorable track that can actually be played on a piano. You can grab the sheet music or MIDI file for yourself.
Jon Sudano has built a name for himself by creating a series of videos in which replaces the lyrics to popular songs with those from the Smash Mouth hit All-Star. We can’t decide if we like his RHCP, Foster the People or Radiohead best. He also knows some Nickelback.
We’ve heard plenty of cover versions of the music from Mario games, but Samuraiguitarist knocked it out of the park with this one, which not only perfectly lines up with the gameplay in the top left corner, but includes appropriate sound effects produced with his guitar.
Musician Luna Lee rocks out another awesome cover version on her classic Korean string instrument, this time taking on Pink Floyd’s 1979 classic Another Brick in the Wall. While Lee is from the South, the tune seems especially apropos of North Korea’s confomist society.