sunday renditions

I’m a lover of music. Who isn’t though? Your just strange if you don’t enjoy music. I love to find new music. New artists. New unheard songs by my favorites.

Now, anyone that knows me also knows that I’m a lover of Grey’s Anatomy. Not only is it a FANTASTIC show, it has one of the best scores out there. I would love to meet the people in charge of picking their music for each episode. Lately, most of the music has been renditions of older songs. New music is always exciting, but when an artist takes a spin on a older song, it’s gold to me.

Which leads me to this list. These episodes had me thinking of all my favorite musical renditions. Here you have a compilation of my top 5 song covers I’ve been crushing on.

1. Vancouver Sleep Clinic featuring GXNXVS- Hold On We’re Going Home ( Drake cover)

I love Drake and I love this song. This version is slow and sultry and I just can’t get enough. It’s on BIRP!’s March Playlist, clink on the link to take a listen. BIRP! puts out a HUGE playlist of songs every month. You can download it or just listen to the playlist online. This is such an easy way to discover up and coming artists.

2. Young Summer- Don’t You Want Me (The Human League cover)

Young Summer is one of the current bands that I have been crushing on a lot. Check out their album Fever Dream on ITunes. This song is not part of the album, but no worries, you can download the single.

3. Jimmy Fallon As Neil Young- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air  (You should all know what this song is from. C’mon)

If I could choose one person, no matter how famous, to be my forever best friend, it would be Jimmy Fallon. He’s the best. Ever. He does hilarious covers and this is one of the best. You can get it when you download his album Blow Your Pants Off, which you should do. Right meow.

4. Maxence Cyrin- No Cars Go  (Arcade Fire cover)

Arcade Fire is a spectacular group and if you haven’t heard any of their music, I strongly urge you to check them out. No Cars Go is at the top of my list of all time favorite songs. This cover of the song is instrumental, just piano to be specific, and is just magical. I can listen to it over and over. You can get the album or just the single on ITunes. This album also covers the Pixies song “Where is my Mind”. Bliss, pure bliss.

5. J2- The Man in the Mirror ( Michael Jackson cover)

I’m a Michael Jackson fan. Musically, that is. A few of his songs are also on my list of all time favorites. This one though, does not make the cut. The message is great, the music, not so much. Which makes this cover the ultimate. It’s so dark and twisted and nothing like the original. James Morrison also covered this song. So if you like the original and just want something a little more modern, check out this version. Or if you want something totally different and unique, be sure you get an earful of J2’s take on it, it won’t disappoint.

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