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15 Instrumental Covers Of Pop Songs That Are Better Than The Original

You don't know all the lyrics anyways.

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3. "Hotline Bling" by Veronica (originally by Drake)

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Though this cover is short, the piano and violin make for a truly gentle rendition of Drake's tortured agony.

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5. "Uptown Funk" by Eclectic Colour Orchestra (originally by Mark Ronson, featuring Bruno Mars)

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You can definitely still get down to this orchestral string version, and now you don't have to wonder exactly how dragons retire.

6. "The Hills" by The Theorist (originally by The Weeknd)

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This piano cover of "The Hills" will make you want to sip a glass of champagne and throw your pinky up. It's classy AF.

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9. "Royals" by Vitamin String Quartet (originally by Lorde)

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This quartet is no stranger to pop covers, which is what makes their rendition of "Royals" so perfectly executed. An actual royal would probably play this in their court!

11. "Roar" by China National Orchestra (originally by Katy Perry)

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The orchestra actually performed this version FOR Katy Perry, and she probably approved of this gorgeous take using traditional Chinese instruments.

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13. "Cheerleader" by Jessica Burton (originally by OMI)

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This delicate harp cover makes this a song you could totally walk down the aisle to.

15. "Anaconda" by Lara St. John (originally by Nicki Minaj)

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YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO THIS AWESOME SHIT. Seriously. There are no words to describe this insane cover.