Spotify Weekly: Creative Covers

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When an artist releases a song that fans think is perfect, there is little room left to improve upon it. Remixes and covers are generally detested by fans of the original artist. However, not all are bad. Here are some quality covers of well-known songs:

I’m Not The Only One Dua Lipa
If you’re only familiar with Dua Lipa through her song “New Rules,” your mind will be blown by her vocals on this cover of Sam Smith’s heartfelt ballad.

Runaway Ramin Djawadi
Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi puts a chilling twist on this iconic song by Kanye West.

Your Song Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding’s vocals are stripped down and paired with a piano on this cover of Elton John’s song from the ‘70s.

Come Together Aerosmith
Many artists have covered The Beatles, but Aerosmith’s cover of “Come Together” gives a new edge to the already catchy track.

Love On The Brain Cold War Kids (feat. Bishop Briggs)
This indie-rock band puts a unique twist on a Rihanna hit with emphasis on its equally powerful vocal delivery.

Parting Glass Ed Sheeran
Irishman Ed Sheeran covers a classic Scottish folk song which is usually sung at the end of a friendly gathering.

Time After Time Iron & Wine
Many people are familiar with Cyndi Lauper’s version of “Time After Time,” but Iron & Wine makes it more cafe-friendly.

Umbrella All Time Low
Pop-punk takes on R&B/Pop on this epic cover of Rihanna’s hit “Umbrella.”

Sex Cheat Codes & Kris Kross Amsterdam
“Let’s Talk About Sex” by Salt-N-Pepa gets a makeover with a stamp of approval from well-known EDM label Spinnin Records.

Love Will Tear Us Apart Passenger
Joy Division’s post-punk sound is subdued by Passenger’s cover that puts emphasis on the lyrics and correlating emotion.