While Radio One live lounges always deliver excellent and unique covers, there are many others out there hidden away on the internet.
Here are 9 of the best covers on YouTube…
1. Thee Acquainted – Sober
Originally by Childish Gambino
This musical couple teamed up with a full band to produce a damn good cover of Sober. Every note is on point and the video is fun and unique showing the sheer amount of effort they put in – it definitely paid off!
2. Daniela Andrade – Crazy
Originally by Gnarls Barkley
Who said simple was bad? This stripped-back, casual take on Crazy is, well, crazily good. Daniela’s voice is simply stunning and well-controlled – you’ll finish listening and want to replay it instantly.
3. Hudson Taylor – Lose Yourself Walking On The Flume (Mash-Up)
Originally by Eminem, Bon Iver and The Police Respectively
This crazy combination of Eminem, Bon Iver and The Police is moulded into a whole new song and performed by Irish lads Hudson Taylor. What a treat.
4. Amanda St. John – Piece Of My Heart
Originally by Erma Franklin
Local artist Amanda St John took a classic song and made it irresistible all over again. Look out for her at Sunflowerfest!
5. Lauren Aquilina – Born To Die
Originally by Lana Del Rey
Flashback to Lauren Aquilina recording covers in her bedroom. Born To Die was the perfect choice for her style and has a similar sound to Lauren’s original tracks.
6. Louisa Wendorff – Black Space/Style
Originally by Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift tweeted that she was “OBSESSED” with this cover, you really can’t fault the original style of this clever mash-up.
7. Crystalyne – Amnesia
Originally by 5 Seconds Of Summer
Available on their Acoustic EP, Crystalyne’s cover of Amnesia brings out the hidden emotions behind the song in a way that’s (arguably) better than the original.
8. Wayward Daughter – Back To Black/Wrecking Ball
Originally by Amy Winehouse and Miley Cyrus respectively
One of the most unexpected but brilliant mash-ups of all time. Both the guitar and vocals are on point, there’s no knocking this cover.
9. Orla Gartland – Wannabe
Originally by The Spice Girls
A song doesn’t need to be a chart-topper to make an epic cover, as proven by Irish gem Orla Gartland.