Sometimes songs are so good, artists just have to share them with each other. And sometimes just by changing the feel, the depth, the person behind the mic or even the genre, a song can be spun into something completely new. In this list, we found five fantastic covers of songs that we already love made new thanks to a totally different sound and approach.
Let’s listen to these songs again!
5. IU – “I NEED A BOY” (TAEYANG)
IU covered “I Need a Boy” on Ten Ten Club Radio back in 2010. While the song was originally performed by Taeyang (Big Bang), IU’s cover was apparently her ode of love to the boy band member she says is her ideal man. Hmm… IU, are you trying to hint at something here?
5. AILEE– “Lonely” (2NE1)
You go girl, you GO. Ailee’s powerful pipes have yet to disappoint and this song keeps up with that trend. She performed this cover track live on the Cultwo Radio Show this past March.
3. NEMESIS – “GEE” (GIRLS’ GENERATION)
Post-modern rock band Nemisis performed this killer version of “GEE” at their White Day concert in 2009. But I can honestly say that the crew turned this fluffy pop song into nothing short of rock-your-face-off EPIC.
2. SHIN YONG JAE (4MEN) – “SHERLOCK” (SHINEE)
Shin Yong Jae’s voice is serious business – did you hear him belt out those notes? This version of “Sherlock” was performed at music show Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook earlier this month.
1. LYN – “MEDLEY” (GIRLS’ GENERATION, T-ARA, LEE HYORI, G-DRAGON)
R&B artist Lyn did a crazy good job with these! She combined hit pop songs “Oh!,” “Bo Peep Bo Peep,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “Crazy Because of You” and “Heartbreaker” into a jazzy medley on Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook way back when in 2010.
Who’s cover song/remake do you think was the best? Sound off below in the comments section!