It’s always interesting to hear a fresh perspective on a popular song and sometimes it may even appeal to you more than the original version.
Simply put, when famous musicians cover other people’s songs, it’s cool.
With this in mind, I thought I’d put together some of my favorite cover songs in no particular order:
- “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” – written by Sir Elton John and covered by Sara Bareilles
- “Royals” – recorded by Lorde and covered by Bruce Springsteen
- “Dancing In The Dark” – written by Bruce Springsteen and covered by Taylor Swift
- “Hold On, We’re Going Home” – recorded by Drake and covered by Arctic Monkeys
- “Wagon Wheel” – written by Bob Dylan and covered by Darius Rucker
- “A Natural Woman” – written by Carole King and covered by Aretha Franklin (Fun fact: Carole King wrote countless songs for other artists that became massive hits and people often don’t realize that she wrote them)
- “Can’t Help Falling In Love” – made famous by Elvis Presley and covered by Ingrid Michaelson
- “Be My Baby” – performed by the Ronettes and covered by Christina Perri
- “Mr. Tambourine Man” – written by Bob Dylan and covered by Andrew McMahon (of Jack’s Mannequin)
- “All Night Long” – made famous by Lionel Richie and covered by Jason Mraz