Author Topic: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre  (Read 4876 times)

I love finding special "covers" of songs played in a completely different genre than the original, especially when the songs are actually enjoyable now because of it.

For example jazz versions of Studio Ghibli themes:

Or jazz fusion versions of songs and artist I don't really care for

Or electro swing versions of songs that just sounds so much better this way:


Anyone else enjoy finding gems like this? :)
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My music preferences are very varied (hehe) so I liked this one for some reason:

I think the genre is "folk punk" or something like that. Of the kind of things made purely for fun, I guess :D.
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Love this kind of stuff. Do you know bluegrass Thunderstruck?
 

I've seen both of these before, both nice :D hehe
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Or electro swing versions of songs that just sounds so much better this way:

I found another, more "conventional" version, made by same group:


Then I looked for original song, because I never heard it before, and really, I cannot listen to it :).

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Best for me is still:

"I Did It My Way." covered by The Sex Pistols.

Especially since it's also the closing credits music for one of my all-time favorite movies... ;)

I just love this..
Sibelius - Finlandia... prog-fusion version by Anssi Tikanmäki:

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Pennywise's version of Stand By Me is wonderful.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ1ajf4cDlA


Also (though maybe not super genre-busting) I love Korn's take on Another Brick in the Wall.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkiJJ_NkD0

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Maybe not along the same lines as above, but I've always liked the Headstones cover of Traveling Wilburys' 'Tweeter and the Monkey Man'
(pretty cool fan-music-video made from movie scenes)
Although that Thunderstruck cover may have been one of the greatest things I've ever seen.

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This playlist has some great ones on it:



If I had to pick one, it'd be SOS by the Mad Caddies:

https://youtu.be/7E43paYkY8E
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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #10 on: 03 Dec 2015, 14:28 »
Love this kind of stuff. Do you know bluegrass Thunderstruck?

OMG!!! That was awesome!!!

I liked their cover of "She Shook Me All Night Long" even more...

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #11 on: 04 Dec 2015, 00:06 »
Their cover of Nothing Else Matters reminded me of this:

https://youtu.be/7jz1Kw_a4E4
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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #12 on: 04 Dec 2015, 13:54 »
This is a medley, not a single song. Still quite good.


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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #13 on: 05 Dec 2015, 22:34 »
Was hoping it would be that! So good.
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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #14 on: 06 Jan 2016, 12:17 »
Nice thread. I like the lounge covers, like the Cafe Del Mar, there are a lot of different variations of the famous songs. My favourites are the Cafe Del Mar & Bob Marley – Sun Is Shining (Lounge) and Cafe Del Mar ft. Cecile Bredie – The Autumn Leaves
And I think that from place to place they are even better than the original due to the specific musical instruments like piano, guitar, etc. Love lounge music especially in restaurants etc..
Remember how I`ve spend the evening in Montenegro on the shore of the sea.. there was a nice beach where there was not a soul, so we sit there with friends and near at the second stair there was a very-very expensive restaurant with live lounge music. And I like it so much those day, the vocalist was great..Very nice woman...=)

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #15 on: 07 Jan 2016, 14:54 »
Moran Magal's made an album with piano covers of metal songs. <3
https://youtu.be/BtVt7hNkmYE
https://youtu.be/4eQfCDm3ucw

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #16 on: 07 Jan 2016, 15:26 »
It's not really a completely different genre, but the Radiohead medley reminded me of one of my favorites recently: Lianne La Havas' cover of "Weird Fishes"

Better examples, but only relevant to Norwegian-speakers or afficionados, are "Her kommer vinter'n" (originally by Jokke & Valentinerne) sung by Ingrid Olava (
), and Halvdan Sivertsen's Norwegian version of Bertine Zetlitz' "Twisted Little Star" (
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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #17 on: 10 Jan 2016, 02:26 »
Easy Star All-Stars do fantastic reggae covers of entire albums.  My particular favorite is their cover of Let Down by Radiohead (featuring Toots & the Maytals).

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Re: Awesome "covers" of songs in a completely different genre
« Reply #19 on: 10 Jul 2016, 08:30 »
I er... think this qualifies:

https://soundcloud.com/alvin-thechipmunkson16sp/call-me

Holy shit! That is one of the most awesome things I have ever heard!

I so want to rip that and use it in a game! It's so unrecognizable a cover you could probably get away with it too...

I wonder how many other Alvin And The Chipmunks songs sound this good when slowed down?!