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What’s Your Favorite Cover Song?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

1. So you hear your favorite song come on, and you’re immediately stoked.

2. Then, suddenly, the song doesn’t sound quite right.

It’s the same words and the same music, but something’s off.

3. It’s a cover!

You were expecting to hear the real thing, but you’re kind of loving this one too!

4. Some covers are a performer’s hat tip to a song that inspired them.

Mumford & Sons

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Simon & Garfunkel

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5. Like this cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” by Mumford & Sons:

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Fun Fact: Paul Simon accompanied Markus Mumford on this track, offered exclusively on Mumford’s Babel: The Deluxe Edition.

6. And some covers are an artist’s new interpretation of a song.

Ellie Goulding

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Nate Ruess of Fun.

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7. Like this cover of Fun.’s “Some Nights” by Ellie Goulding:

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Fun Fact: Ellie Goulding sung this live at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.

8. Maybe your favorite cover is done by an artist who normally sings songs from a completely different genre.

Taylor Swift

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Eminem

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9. Like this cover of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” by Taylor Swift:

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Fun Fact: Taylor Swift covered a different song by a local artist in each city of her Speak Now Tour.

10. So tell us below! What’s your favorite cover song?

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