Music is an art and all artists have their creativity to work with. And then there is an artist that comes along and his talent surpasses all others. These artists become the most famous of the most famous. I present to you today, five places where these artists lost their own songs to their own fans and would not be remembered as the sole creators of this melody.
Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (by Skrillex) – Cover by Pinn Panelle
Dubstep music took the stage in the last decade, stealing a large part of the limelight from rock music. Dubstep competed with rock and won over because of the intense beats, rough edged sounds and insane bass drops. But when rock fights back it loves to make it bloody. Pinn Panelle decided to not let computers do the whole job and do it the old fashioned way. Yes, with a giant amp and guitars and drums.
This is what it sounds like : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuunY8BTqNs
Queen Tribute – Voca People
The only thing you can pay to a monarch is tribute. And if Queen aren’t the monarchs of music who are. Bohemian Rhapsody, Bicycle race, We will rock you, the Flash Gordon theme song and so many more hits made Queen the epitome of success in the world of music. The music group Voca People paid a tribute to these Gods of rock and delivered an enthralling performance.
Check it out here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIaVPHRU1kE
Radioactive (Imagine Dragons) – cover by Pentatonix and Lindsey Stirling
When one great artist decides to cover another great artist what do you get? A bloody awesome song. This is what happened when Pentatonix and Lindsey Stirling decided to get together to cover the hit song Radioactive by Imagine Dragons. Now Violins don’t easily fit into modern day music that’s really upbeat, but put a bow in the hands of a maestro like Lindsey Stirling, that makes for a whole new thing. Pentatonix and Lindsey Stirling have created a melody that will take years to be forgotten by its listeners.
Mesmerize yourself here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE2GCa-_nyU
Born to Die (by Lana Del Rey) – Cover by Eli Lieb
They always say that when you truly love something you should make it your own. Eli Lieb has mastered that art and today the song he graces with his voice becomes his own. A man who sings songs, especially the ones sung by women, in his own voice and creates a melody that stands out from the originals can only be bowed in front of. His voice is one that truly inspires people to cover famous songs and make them their own. An artist who can sing your song just as well is one not to be trifled with. I had to pick from a lot of songs that he’s done so I picked this. Be sure to check out his other covers.
Check out his cover of Born to Die by Lana Del Rey here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTG3RJLe3GQ
Learn to fly (by The Foo Fighters) – Cover by Rockin’ 1000
When another artist covers your song, the creator feels privileged. When a fan of theirs makes a good cover, they feel impressed. But the true question is, what do you feel when 1000 of your fans play at the same time to cover one of your songs to invite you to their country for one performance. You bloody well say “Yes”. That’s what happened when 1000 rockers from Italy decided to play “Learn to Fly” by the Foo Fighters to the Foo Fighters to invite them to play in Cesena. Dave Grohl put a video response on YouTube saying that The Foo Fighters are coming to Cesena to play for them. That’s the power of a true fan (or 1000 of them).
Click here to watch 1000 fans sing the song back to the artist : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JozAmXo2bDE
These aren’t the only covers on the net. If you’ve got anything good do spread the word. There’s nothing like hearing a new song (or better yet, the old one done better).