Everybody loves a good cover song; it’s often refreshing to hear a new artist take something established and put their own spin on it. It’s not for the faint of heart, however; there’s danger in expressing yourself using what is essentially someone else’s poetry. It can go horribly, horribly awry (we’d venture to say there’s more wretched covers out there than good ones), but it can also be really great to hear something familiar that’s been expressed in a new way. With that in mind, we here at Goliath have compiled a list of 10 great cover songs on YouTube that you can listen to right now. Some are done by professionals, some are done by amateurs, but they’re all awesome and well worth a listen.
10. “Stacy’s Mom” – Fountains of Wayne
This nifty little gem is brought to you by Postmodern Jukebox, a YouTube channel that specializes in taking contemporary pop tunes and transforming them into various genres from ages past. This particular cover of the popular Fountains of Wayne song “Stacy’s Mom” is both hilarious and inspired, with the rock sound replaced by a 1930s jazz sound featuring a piano, stand up bass and clarinet. It’s a breath of fresh air, and the rest of the videos on the channel are worth checking out as well, as they all follow a fairly similar formula that is very often a resounding success.