Friday, August 23, 2013

Cool cover song of the week...

It seems like you can't turn on the radio without hearing a song by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, which is a great thing, in my opinion. Not only are all of their songs tremendously catchy (try getting Thrift Shop out of your head, for example), but I'm awed by their social consciousness—in addition to their terrific song Same Love (which I wrote about earlier this year), they really walk the walk when it comes to promoting equality.

I'm also a big fan of the a capella group Pentatonix since I first heard them on the NBC show The Sing-Off. They're immensely talented and creative, and you can see so many of their songs on YouTube. I thought their cover of Macklemore's Can't Hold Us was fun, even if it isn't completely faithful to the original. (They take some liberties with the lyrics to fit them, as well as to make them a little more work-friendly.)

Check out their take:

Then, jam out to the original version from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis:

Check out my previous Cool Cover Songs of the Week:

Borderline by The Counting Crows

How Deep Is Your Love by The Bird and The Bee

Life in a Northern Town by Sugarland, Little Big Town, and Jake Owen

I Don't Want to Talk About It by The Indigo Girls

Only You by Joshua Radin

Pure Imagination by Maroon 5

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by Blake Stratton

What a Fool Believes by Neri Per Caso

Poker Face by Daughtry

Back to Black by Ronnie Spector

I Will Survive by Cake

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by The Stereophonics

Rolling in the Deep by John Legend

Go Your Own Way by Lissie

Winner Takes it All by McFly

What a Wonderful World by Joey Ramone

Careless Whisper by Seether

I Walk the Line by Live

Dear Prudence by Siouxsie and The Banshees

Smooth Criminal by Alien Ant Farm

Who Wants to Live Forever by Breaking Benjamin

Redemption Song by Chris Cornell and Audioslave

Love Me Tender by Chris Isaak and Brandi Carlile

All You Need is Love by The Flaming Lips

Lovesong by Adele

I Love It by Robin Thicke

Billie Jean by The Civil Wars

Across the Universe by The Scorpions

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