A weekly meme by Ginger of GReads! In the meme I'll talk about music and showcase it here each week. And this week, I'm going to talk about... cover songs!
Now this isn't just any set of songs that I've chosen, it's actually songs that almost everyone knows (depending on if you've been listening to the radio the last 5-10 years) have been done by bands that are consider "in" with the kids these days. These are those songs, the kind that you've heard plenty of times on the radio that you can sing along, out loud, and care free.
So to start off, I'd like to introduce a lovely cover version of a song from the '90s that was pretty popular by a band called Third Eye Blind:
There is something about this cover that makes you appreciate a band that doesn't take away that original melody all the while putting their spin with the vocals and guitar on it.
This song may sound a slight different than the original, but I do have to admit that they kept the original melody of the song. This is a pet peeve of mine, when a band does a cover and the melody of what made the original work is no where to be found. But Hit the Lights made sure to keep it there.
One of the great things about this song is the lead vocalist even tries to capture the way Modern English's singer did the song. They added a little more uptempo side to rock than alternative, but none the less it's a really good cover that captures that '80s vibe.
This song is more pop/r&b than rock, but still it is pretty amazing how a pop-punk rock band can capture the essences of a song like this. From the beginning of the beat, to the way it flows, it sounds similar to the original Omarion did a few years back. And then when the song jumps into the second verse, it picks up with the drums and a strum off the guitar that lets you know it's a little more rock sounding by the second chorus, but still this is one of those songs that I would recommend to those that love rock music and love the original song.
There are plenty of other songs that I wanted to add, but it's such a big list, that I can only provide a list with the link to it:
2) VerseaEmerge - "Paint It Black" (Rolling Stones Cover)
3) Forever The Sickest Kids - "Crazy Train" (Ozzy Osbourne Cover)
4) All Time Low - "Umbrella" (Rihanna Cover)
5) Relient K - "Manic Monday" (The Bangles Cover)
6) Atomic Tom - "Don't You Want Me Baby" (Human League Cover)