Trend Alert: cover songs. Cover songs are a modern performance of an original song or recording. A good cover, however, is more than just innovation and originality. The best cover songs recover a new aspect in their song of choice, and/or redefine the listener’s admiration. Cover songs are popular for their acoustic alterations that create an emotional connection with the listener. Below, I feature the most up-to-date cover song playlists for three classic, collegiette moods. Check out these songs here at my Spotify playlist!
Feel-Good Covers:You’ve been stressed, depressed, and still not getting any rest. You need an instant pick-me-up and these happy songs are your answer! Bop away the bad-day blues by pumping up the good vibes with these radiating covers.
- Hold on we’re going home – Pia Mia
- Sweet Disposition – Ellie Goulding (Not on Spotify. Find at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IplEnGzNaKw )
- Landslide – Dixie Chicks
- Use Somebody – Tyrone Wells
- Whatever You Like – Anya Marina
- Skinny Love – Birdy
Sad Songs for a Sad Day:Feelings: we all have ‘em and they all deserve to be recognized. These emotional covers are the perfect playlist for your personal pity party. Imagine all the could have’s, the would have’s, and the should have’s of your recent collegiette troubles under the influence of these heart-wrenching covers. (Warning: tears may be shed.)
- Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
- Someone Like You – David Nail(Not on Spotify. Find at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnOSjTm96nw )
- Can’t Help Falling In Love – Ingrid Michaelson
- Wonderwall – Ryan Adams
Change it Up a Bit:It’s one of the all-time worst feelings when you’re in the mood to jam out in the car with your friends and just as the next song fades in, the sound of the first few seconds of that familiar beat instantly produces this sense of rage, “UGH. This song AGAIN?!” And what’s even worse is that if this were a month ago, you would have been like “OMG!!! Yay!!!” Avoid this unfortunate progression of your favorite songs by changing it up with these cool covers!
- Blank Space – Tyler Ward
- Blank Space/Style – Louisa Wendorff(Not on Spotify. Find at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m3o5LuFKxg
- Shake It Off – Us the Duo
- Ignition/Do You – Phoebe Ryan
- Crazy In Love – Sofia Karlberg
- Drunk In Love – Ed Sheeran(Not on Spotify. Find at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_fZXb2XMkc )