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The Killers Cover Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.17.2014 | Entertainment

During their headlining gig at the UK's V Festival in Staffordshire, The Killers took a break in their set to show some love for everyone's favorite s...

Noah Michelson

Tori Amos Goes Under The Covers With Miley, Madonna And Metallica

HuffingtonPost.com | Noah Michelson | Posted 07.16.2014 | Entertainment

Over the past two decades, singer-songwriter Tori Amos has sold millions of records and racked up eight top 10 albums including her latest, "Unrepenta...

This 'Bye Bye Bye' Cover Turns A Boy Band Into A Man Band

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 07.11.2014 | Entertainment

'N Sync's "Bye Bye Bye" is a pretty angry song, right? So, why not add some mean riffs and quick double-pedal kicks to those sexy, angsty harmonies? ...

Arcade Fire Jam To Stevie Wonder And Prince

Posted 03.12.2014 | Entertainment

Arcade Fire is typically known for mellow stylings and metaphor-heavy lyrics, but the Grammy-winning group switched gears during a gig in Auburn Hills...

Some Of Your Favorite Chart-Topping Songs Are Actually Covers

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 03.06.2014 | Entertainment

When a song reaches the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it's because the tune is fresh, original and ground-breaking, right? Not always. In...

Beck's Cover Of John Lennon's 'Love' Is Just Right For This Cold Winter Day

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Get your repeat button ready because Beck has unveiled a wonderful cover of John Lennon's 1970 song "Love." Beck imbibes a little more bass than Lenno...

We'll Never Be Rested: What if Parents Rewrote the Lyrics to 'Royals'?

Josh Stearns | Posted 02.03.2014 | Parents
Josh Stearns

This goes out to parents everywhere who find themselves humming "Royals" at 3 a.m. while they rock their kids back to sleep...

This Bluegrass Cover Of Lorde's 'Royals' Is Everything

Posted 10.17.2013 | Arts

What do a 16-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter and a bluegrass cover ensemble who goes by the name of The Beef Seeds have in common? They'll ...

A Cappella Cover Of 'Royals' Cures Any Monday Blues

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment

What do you do when you're three musically talented girls who are bored on a Monday night? Why, perform an a cappella cover of "Royals" by Lorde, of c...

Daft Punk Like You've Never Heard Them Before

Posted 09.05.2013 | Entertainment

It's hard to escape Daft Punk's hit single 'Get Lucky.' The song is pretty much overplayed at this point, so we appreciate people's attempts to make i...

This Is So Good It Hurts

Posted 08.23.2013 | Comedy

What could possibly make Seal's "Kiss From A Rose" any better than it already is? Well, truthfully, a lot of things. You could sing it drunkenly to yo...

'There Are No Boundaries To Self-Expression'

Posted 06.28.2013 | Arts

What do David Bowie, Dionne Warwick and Chris Isaak have in common? Not much, we imagine, beyond the fact that the three artists have written or perfo...

Artist Animates Awesomely Awful Karaoke Videos

Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts

Belgian artist Kristof Luyckx has turned a series of YouTube karaoke videos into a truly hilarious illustration project, replete with neon monsters an...

Happy National Accordion Awareness Month

Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts

In February North Korean accordionists stunned the world with their jaw-dropping cover of A-Ha's "Take Me On." In honor of National Accordion Awarenes...

The Dirty Secret About Spotify

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 07.30.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- There are about 600 versions of Adele's Oscar-winning song "Skyfall" on the Spotify subscription music service. Not one of them feature...

Covering Pop Hits On YouTube Is Starting To Pay

Turnstyle | Posted 07.15.2013 | Media
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) A version of this story aired on NPR's Morning Edition. The online video sharing site YouTube is this generation&ap...

20 Unexpected Cover Songs

Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts

Earlier this month we published a list of 20 cover songs that became more famous than the originals. From Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always ...

20 Cover Songs More Famous Than The Originals

Posted 05.03.2013 | Arts

History has shown us that not every musical hit is unique to the artist. Take Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You." When that catchy tune fell into...

The 15 Best Cover Songs EVER

Posted 11.01.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Dylan Jones's The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music [Picador, $25.00]: They are often redundant, frequently...

10 'Die In Your Arms' Covers Sweeping YouTube (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.04.2012 | Teen

A recent on-stage concussion might have temporarily knocked out Justin Bieber, but it's done nothing to slow his success. Last week, the reigning prin...

WATCH: Your New Favorite Person

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 03.27.2012 | Comedy

Every once in a while a vlogger comes along so full of unassuming greatness that we have no choice but to celebrate them, and YouTuber Helenruth31 is ...

WATCH: YouTube Covers 'Dr. Who'

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 09.12.2011 | Comedy

A bunch of dedicated YouTubers with an appreciation for both classical music and the British sci-fi show "Dr. Who" have banded together to form The Dr...

Giving Thanks To The Cover Song

Andrew Kronfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Kronfeld

In most forms of art, the idea of copying implies a forgery and a criminal act. But the case is different with pop music, where a cover song is viewed as an homage to one's influences.