#10 “Trust Issues” by Drake ft. The Weeknd / Covered by Justin Bieber
Why we love it: Poor Justin Bieber has been working tirelessly to change his image and make the world a “belieber” again. Maybe if he keeps doing covers like this, the world just might be convinced. What we love about his rendition of Drake and The Weeknd’s “Trust Issues” is that it reminds us of baby Bieber on YouTube, singing covers of Chris Brown and JT. Ah, youth and innocence, how we miss those times Biebs.
#9 “West Coast” by Lana Del Rey / Covered by: James Vincent McMorrow
Why we love it: Born and raised in Ireland, James Vincent McMorrow takes on the iconic voice of Lana Del Rey with “West Coast” and completely transforms it into his own. You almost forget there was an original version (we said almost!), while listening to his melody over and over and over again. We’re big fans of the repeat button.
#8 “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People / Covered by Usher
Why we love it: Usher has dabbled in other musical genres before, from R&B to dance to pop, but seeing him cover “Pumped Up Kicks” means Usher can rock out too! We dig it. After all, how can you call yourself an artist if you’re not reinventing yourself every 15 minutes?
#7 Beyoncé’s greatest hits / Covered by Pentatonix
Why we love it: Obviously a group that has built their career on YouTube making cover songs would make it onto our list. Pentatonix is the ultimate Cinderella story, from video making underdog to successful touring band. With so many covers to choose from (i.e. “Royals” and “Radioactive”), we decided to stick with the best of the best, Queen Bey. All hail!
# 6 “Bi**ch Better Have My Money” by Rihanna / Covered by Kelly Clarkson