James Maslow Covers 'Love Somebody': Big Time Rush Singer Takes On Maroon 5 (VIDEO)

07/03/2013 01:37 pm ET

Original Song: "Love Somebody" by Maroon 5

Cover Artist: Big Time Rush's James Maslow

How It's Different: Flying solo, James has taken on Maroon 5's up-tempo, makes-you-wanna-have-a-dance-party-in-your-chair track and transformed it into a mellow acoustic jam. For those not familiar with the M5 song, it's barely recognizable in James' simple version, which includes the guitar and piano.

Why We Love It: Though the original is fairly heavy on the synth, we like how James stripped down the song but still managed to keep it catchy and fun.

Better Than The Original? Nah. It's cool to hear this M5 song switched-up -- and James' vocals are no doubt impressive -- but it's tough to compete with Adam's distinctive voice.

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