Today we bring you a playlist full of some of the best covers of 2018 (so Far). Now that AudioPerfecta is fully live, that doesn’t mean we’ll be skimping on the playlists. We plan on releasing at least one new, curated playlist based on a theme once a week. The only thing that has changed, is said playlists might not show up on any specific day of the week. We’re shooting for Mondays or Wednesdays, but this one will be on a Thursday. We’ve also got one scheduled for Saturday, the 21st. But we digress.
This playlist was inspired by the fact that our new release cues seem to be busting at the seams with new covers. Some of these covers are seemingly random, others are in tribute to a specific artist. Juliana Hatfield released an entire album of Olivia Newton-John Covers! Of course, there’s been a few amazing covers in tribute to the late Delores O’Riordan of the Cranberries. And then there’s this guy from Norway who thinks that every song can be made into a heavy metal song. Maybe he’s right!
No matter what the inspiration of said covers it’s time for the music. Enjoy the best covers of 2018 (so far).
Who was the Original artist?
For your convenience , We’ve included this hand list to show who originally did the songs you just enjoyed.
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston – 1987.
New Slang – The Shins – 2001.
Xanadu – Olivia Newton-John and ELO – 1980.
Careless Whispers – George Micheal – 1984.
Dreams – The Cranberries – 1993.
The Best Ever Death Metal Band out of Denton – The Mountain Goats 2002.
Blonde on Blonde – Nada Surf – 2002.
Linger – The Cranberries – 1993.
Zombie – The Cranberries – 1993.
What I Am – Edie Brickell & New Bohemians – 1988.
Hi-Speed Soul – Nada Surf – 2002.
Get Together – The YoungBloods – 1967.
She – Green Day – 1994.
Africa – Toto – 1982.
Wake up – Rage Against the Machine – 1992.
Science Fiction / Double Feature – Richard O’Brien – 1975.
Walking on Broken Glass – Annie Lenox – 1992.
Sleep All Summer – Crooked Fingers – 2005.
Blinded by the Light – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – 1976.
Beat On the Brat -Ramones – 1976.
Monster – Fred Schneider – 1984.
Pablo Picasso – The Modern Lovers – 1976.
Lydia, The Tattooed Lady – Groucho Marx – 1939.
Someone Else’s Heart – Squeeze – 1981.
I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – 1989.
I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts – 1995.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John – 1973.
I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred – 1992.
And Then She Kissed me – The Crystals – 1963.
Did you enjoy this playlist? We certainly had fun putting it together and we can’t wait to bring you more! Do you have an idea for a playlist? Let us know! Shoot us an email, connect to us on social media, or just tap our staff on the shoulder when you pass us – no – don’t do that. Seriously though – We want to bring you playlists you want to listen to. Maybe this will be the best covers of 2018 so far part 2 – maybe it will be something else. The choice is yours!