What They're Watching: Ultimate Cover Versions

June 21, 2011

This post was authored by Michelle Castillo as a part of a YouTube Trends series exploring the videos being watched this week by the team at What's Trending.

Anyone can cover a song and post it on YouTube. It takes a true artist to find a new, creative way to present the material.

Taking 36 different uploaded covers of Radiohead's “Paranoid Android”, one user mashed up all the different performances to show how many people have interpreted the song. It sounds like a refreshing take on the original.

Here’s some other ways that fans have shown tribute to their favorite artists by covering their songs in an interesting way that have made us pause in awe or laugh at their antics.

Backstreet Boys go international with this lip-synced cover of “I Want It That Way” by these Chinese teen boys, the Back Dorm Boys, an early YouTube hit.

Our men and women overseas aren’t afraid to admit that they enjoy a little Britney Spears.

Karmin's Amy Heidemann can bust a rhyme faster than the masters.

Now famous, check out sixth grader Greyson Chance covering “Paparazzi” for his school’s festival. His singing voice still gives me goosebumps.

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