If you're a non-hetero identifying person, finding a gender-swapped cover that keeps the original pronouns intact is possibly the BEST FEELING EVER!
Truly, a blessed moment.
Lyrics that reflect our lives are hard to come by — let us have this one thing.
Let's give it up for the musicians who, intentionally or not, give us the magical queer covers we crave:
1. Colbie Caillat covering "Rude" by Magic!:
2. Calum Scott covering "Dancing On My Own" by Robyn:
3. Gabrielle Aplin covering "Best Song Ever" by One Direction:
4. Brandi Carlile covering "Work Song" by Hozier:
5. Mary Lambert covering "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield:
6. Lyle Lovett covering "Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette:
7. Melissa Etheridge covering "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart:
8. The White Stripes covering "Jolene" by Dolly Parton:
9. Kina Grannis covering "Sweater Weather" by The Neighbourhood:
10. Joan Jett covering "Crimson And Clover" by Tommy James & The Shondells:
11. Kaki King covering "Love Stoned / I Think She Knows" by Justin Timberlake:
12. Arden Cho covering Passenger's "Let Her Go":
13. Jenny Owen Youngs covering "Hot In Herre" by Nelly:
14. Amy Winehouse covering (and totally owning) "Valerie" by The Zutons:
15. Maxwell covering "This Woman's Work" by Kate Bush:
16. Kathleen Nguyen covering "Night Changes" by One Direction:
17. YouTuber franbirkby covering "Teenage Dirtbag" by Wheatus:
18. Lorde covering "Don't Tell 'Em" by Jeremih:
19. Christopher & Theis covering "Call Your Girlfriend" by Robyn:
20. Janet Jackson covering "Tonight's The Night" by Rod Stewart:
21. T.V. Carpio covering "Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles in Across The Universe:
22. Ellie Goulding covering "Take Me To Church" by Hozier:
23. Sixpence None The Richer covering "There She Goes" by The La's:
24. Anya Marina covering "Whatever You Like" by T.I.:
25. Suzi Quatro covering Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up":
26. Kate Nash covering "I'm Not Going To Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance" by Black Kids:
27. Save Ferris covering "Come On Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners:
28. Siouxsie And The Banshees covering "Dear Prudence" by The Beatles
29. The Flaming Lips covering "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" by Kylie Minogue:
30. K.D. Lang covering "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen:
31. Florence and The Machine covering "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith:
Have a favorite cover? Add it in the comments below.
CORRECTION: Leonard Cohen wrote "Hallelujah". A previous version of this post stated Jeff Buckley instead — his cover is lovely as well.