22 Times Kelly Clarkson Covered A Song And It Was Better Than The Original

The original American Idol regularly covers songs by other artists…and slays them all.

1. fun., “We Are Young”

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Could this song get any better? The answer is yes. Try taking this off repeat.

2. Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”

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Literally cannot with this pop perfection.

3. Mumford & Sons, “I Will Wait”

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Those harmonies! Mumford + Kelly = Magical

4. Adele, “Someone Like You”

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Ugh, breathtaking. All the world needs is a Kelly/Adele duet. Jump to 1:29 for the song.

5. Rihanna, “We Found Love”

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RiRi, meet KC.

6. Carrie Underwood, “I Know You Won’t”

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A truly astonishing vocal on one of Carrie Underwood’s hidden gems. I will show this to my grandchildren.

7. Justin Timberlake, “Cry Me A River”

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What’s better than the Queen of break-up anthems covering the greatest break-up song of all time? Nothing. Jump to 0:45 for the song.

8. P!nk, “Perfect”

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Kelly covers P!nk…and it’s perfect.

9. Florence + The Machine, “Shake It Out”

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Kelly Clarkson IS a machine. Shake it out, girl! Jump to 2:36 for the song.

10. Paramore, “The Only Exception”

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Simply exceptional.

11. Mariah Carey, “Always Be My Baby”

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KC covering MC. OMG. Jump to 0:44 for the song.

12. Radiohead, “Creep”

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More hauntingly beautiful than the original…if that’s even possible. The person filming this was so moved she could barely keep the camera still. Skip to 1:33 for the song.

13. Goo Goo Dolls, “Iris”

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Classic song. Classic voice. Skip to 1:30 for the song.

14. Michael Bublé, “Home”

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Sexier than Michael’s version? Okay, maybe equally sexy. Jump to 0:58 for the song.

15. Coldplay, “Fix You”

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You could fix me, Kelly Clarkson. Jump to 1:11 for the song

16. Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

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It’s safe to say Kelly blows away the competition for greatest American Idol winner with this cover of rival Carrie Underwood’s country hit. Jump to 1:00 for the song.

17. Christina Aguilera, “Beautiful”

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Literally unable to even with Kelly’s range. You’re beautiful, Kelly.

18. Bruno Mars, “It Will Rain”

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Tears. Literal Tears. Jump to 1:20 for the song.

19. Lady GaGa, “You & I”

Epic. Jump to 2:08 for the song.

20. Oasis, “Wonderwall”

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You’re our wonderwall, Kelly.

21. Patty Griffin, “Up To The Mountain”

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One of the greatest live vocals ever. From 2:18 on I just die. The cameo from Ellen Degeneres just makes this all the more amazing.

22. Eminem, “Lose Yourself”

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The hand gestures. The hoodie. The rapping. There are no words. She can do anything. The magic starts at 1:25.

What do you think, Bill Clinton?

Yeah, we agree. We love you, Queen Kelly Clarkson!!!!

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