Collection of mostly-amateur covers - Do you know of any other good cover songs?


Linkin Park - What I've Done cover by Marie Digby


I got online and thought .oO(How could I share an experience I'm having right now?)
Well, lately I've been looking through YouTube for amateur covers of popular songs. I can't remember how I started doing this, but I noticed that sometimes it is refreshing to hear someone else sing these songs. Sometimes they change the style quite a bit, and it's also nice to hear people giving their performance "live" rather than after the studio clean up.



Here is a small collection of covers that I've put together that you might want to check out when you're "doing some research" at work. Consider that I was mostly looking for amateurs, so sound quality and a less-than professional performance should be expected. I'd love to hear your opinions and please comment if you know of any good covers, amateur or otherwise.


Evanescence - My Immortal
cover by Jessica Santos




Radiohead - Creep cover by ttekaras

Rascal Flatts/Cascada - What Hurts The Most (Cascada's version is less than satisfying ) cover by Boyce Avenue

Also, their cover of Shadow of the day (as you can tell, I am a Linkin Park fan)

Oasis - Wonderwall cover by ortoPilot

Wouldn't be complete without honorable mentions

And this is A Perfect Circle covering Lovesong and Diary of a madman - I really wish there was a professional recording of these somewhere, it must have been a profound experience to see this live.


Hmm this is really cool, but it worries me that it looks like a pageant? - I think I just realized a great rant post for later writing.
Kansas - Carry on wayward son
cover by A young girl?

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Comment by David on March 24, 2009 at 9:36pm
Thanks for the additions, Kristen, E

It'll give me something to listen to while I try to come up with an idea for these brochures
Comment by Kristin on March 24, 2009 at 7:38pm
The Kooks cover MGMT's "Kids"

Boyce Avenue covers Justin Timberlake's "Lovestoned"


The Beatles cover Bob Dylan's "Mama You've Been On My Mind"


Ina-T covers Michael Jackson's "Black or White"


And this one just makes me smile.. Mika covers Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie"
Comment by E on March 24, 2009 at 2:01pm

John Frusciante covers Bowie's 'Modern Love'


joeburton77 covers Radiohead's 'Lucky'


Asian Dub Foundation covers The Clash 'Police on My Back'


Metric covers Elliott Smith's 'Between the Bars'

**It's funny you brought this up, I scour youtube for covers as well and yet, these are the ones I always turn to.
Comment by sAm on March 24, 2009 at 1:59pm
I like the cover of the Linkin Park song, shadow of the day. Good stuff, great post!
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