Amazing Acoustic Covers of Popular Songs

I spent a lazy Sunday afternoon lying outside on the grass and soaking up the Sun when I inevitably began to get bored of my Last.fm playlist. I started clicking arbitrarily around YouTube looking for some new good music. Never knowing where to start when hunting for new artists I ended up listening to a list of amazing acoustic covers of somewhat generic pop songs. Some of these I only discovered today, not all are acoustic covers, and not all are covers of pop songs, but what got me onto this list was the sheer volume of incredible acoustic artists repairing the memories of people scarred by shitty pop music.

Richard Cheese – Down with the Sickness

(originally by Disturbed)

Jamie Cullum – Please Don’t Stop the Music

(originally by Rihanna. This is one of the few covers I’ve found which has a decent music video. Worth a watch)

Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah

(originally by Leonard Cohen)

Mat Weddle – Heya

(originally by Outkast)

Adam Lambert – Mad World

(originally by Gary Jules. A woman in my office introduced me to this cover. I think it is better than the original)

Ray LaMontagne – Crazy

(originally by Gnarls Barkley. I must have listened to this song about fifteen times on loop the first time I discovered it)

Daughtry – Poker Face

(originally by Lady Gaga)

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere over the Rainbow

(originally by Judy Garland from The Wizard of Oz)

John Mayer – Free Falling

(originally by Tom Petty. A very beautiful love song)

David Cook – Billie Jean 

(originally by Michael Jackson. This song is brilliant, and I am a huge Michael Jackson fan. It’s not everyone who can nail a song by the King of Pop)


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