8 cover versions that are almost better than the original


Following yesterday’s mashup round-up, here’s a brand new mix of eight covers that put a fresh spin on familiar songs. These covers range from those that are relatively faithful to the original to those that are almost completely revamped versions that sound like new songs. Here you’ll hear some of the biggest hits of recent years—like Daft Punk’s Get Lucky—restyled by new artists.

Let’s pick up where our last mix ended, with the mashup/cover by a cappella group Vanderbilt Melodores:

Sail/Feeling Good by Vanderbilt Melodores
originally by AWOLNATION (“Sail”) and Nina Simone (“Feeling Good”)

That’s Not My Name by Dizzee Rascal
originally by The Ting Tings

Call Me Maybe by Ben Howard
originally by Carly Rae Jepsen

Rude by Kina Grannis
originally by MAGIC!

Brand New Key by The Dollyrots
originally by Melanie

Royals by American Authors
originally by Lorde

Get Lucky by George Barnett
originally by Daft Punk

99 Problems by Hugo
originally by Jay-Z 

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