Top 5 YouTube Covers This Week

September 23, 2013
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As a YouTube viewer, you are constantly browsing the site trying to find videos that entertain you and grasp your interest. As a YouTuber, you are always trying to post videos that will do just that. Talent is literally all around the world. With YouTube, these talented individuals are able to showcase what they have on a universal level so that everyone can get a taste of what they’re made of.

Hobbie Stuart’s cover of Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home”

  • British singer/song-writer Hobbie Stuart took Drake’s popular hit and really made it his own.  The instrumental does sample the original sound of “Hold On We’re Going Home”, but only in the slightest bit. Personally, the beat seems to give off a calmer, more relaxed vibe. What really is impressive with this cover is how Hobbie incorporates lyrics from two other of Drake’s songs, “Practice” and “Trust Issues.” It’s highly unexpected, but it flows very nicely. If you didn’t know either of the songs, you probably would never be able to pinpoint the lyrics and realize they’re from other songs. Now of course, you add the vocals of Hobbie and you’ve got a sensational cover.

Julia Nunes’ cover of Lorde’s “Royals”

  • “Royals” is originally by New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde and was released this past June. What was most intriguing about this cover is the fun you can tell she had while making it. She made it acoustic, only tapping on her guitar, strumming a few strings, and snapping. Nunes even added her own harmonies. Overall, she had fun with the cover, a contrast to the seriousness of many other covers, and her voice delivered incredibly.

King The Kid’s cover of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”

  • The vocals on this cover are incredible, don’t get me wrong, but I’m pretty sure what captivated us all was the reenactment of the video. Remember Miley Cyrus naked on the wrecking ball and licking the sledgehammer? Yep, they did that, too. Their outfits even replicated Cyrus’ white tank top and underwear. What was odd was the spilling of random food items on one of the members. He stood in front of a grey backdrop and repeatedly dumped items like shredded cheese and what appeared to be olives. Strange.  Despite the craziness, they produced an amazing cover.

Megan Nicole’s cover of Katy Perry’s “Roar”

  • The simplicity of this cover is what gets me. “Roar” itself is already an amazing song, so as long as you don’t butcher it, you probably could amaze people. The concept of the video is not too extravagant, just Megan Nicole dressed in a tutu on a rooftop in the midst of the night. She’s a beautiful girl with a beautiful voice that went perfectly with the song.

Jessie J’s cover of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”

  • Aspiring artist? No. Old song? Yes. Does it matter? Not at all! Artists that have already made their mark are always uploading their own versions of popular hits, and Jessie J did just that. While in the BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Live Lounge, she covered Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.” The vocal range Jessie J possesses is actually quite unbelievable. Anyone listening to this cover, I’m not sure how you could do anything but love it. The original song and this cover are both so different; you can’t really compare the two. Jessie J took the song and put her stamp on it.

-Aisha R.

@aisharemy

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