Best Covers of 2013

(aired 2/7/14)

The Gregory Brothers

For my first two shows of this year I featured the best songs of 2013. I’ve now decided to dedicate a full show to the best 2013 covers. Last year a number of artists dished out their own refreshing and interesting versions of existing songs (old and new).

If you like covers, check out the fun show I did back in June 2011 called Covers: One Degree of Separation. I chose a particular order, since the original of each song was done by the artist preceding him/her on the playlist.

Another past show was all covers of Beatles songs. I did a similar show of Michael Jackson covers. One show was a tribute to Bob Dylan, with covers of his songs. There was a show of cover songs all with LOVE in the title. And another simply of good covers.

Enjoy these recent goodies!

  1. Kids (MGMT cover) – Unwoman
  2. Hold On, We’re Going Home (Drake cover) – Arctic Monkeys
  3. It’s Not Right But It’s Okay (Whitney Houston cover) – Chvrches
  4. Kapayim (Clap Hands) (Tom Waits cover) – Yaron Ben Ami & Noa Golandski
  5. Silver-haired Daddy of Mine (Everly Brothers cover) – Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones
  6. I Never Came (Queens of the Stone Age cover) – Olivier Libaux
  7. Extraordinary Machine (Fiona Apple cover) – Ben Sollee
  8. Pure Imagination – Fiona Apple
  9. clip: Summertime Sadness (Lana Del Rey cover) – Miley Cyrus
  10. clip: Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus cover) – Silver Swans
  11. Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus cover) – The Gregory Brothers
  12. Games without Frontiers (Peter Gabriel cover) – Arcade Fire
  13. Ready to Start (Arcade Fire cover) – Tears for Fears
  14. Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Tears for Fears cover) – Lorde
  15. clip: Royals (Lorde cover) – Postmodern Jukebox, feat. Puddles Pity Party
  16. Royals (Lorde cover) – Pentatonix
  17. Skeletons (Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover) – Of Monsters and Men
  18. Ho Hey (The Lumineers cover) – Nashville cast, feat. Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella
  19. Ya Hey (Vampire Weekend cover) – Phosphorescent
  20. Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke cover) live – Vampire Weekend
  21. Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver cover) – Brandi Carlile and Emmylou Harris
  22. Walk of Life (Dire Straits cover) – Bhi Bhiman
  23. Back to Black (Amy Winehouse cover) – Andre 3000 and Beyonce
  24. Cover Clip Compilation – Jimmy Fallon [suggested by Ben]
  25. Dancing on My Own (Robyn cover) – Kings of Leon
  26. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) (Talking Heads cover) – Kishi Bashi
  27. Miss You (The Rolling Stones cover) – Kendra Morris
  28. Get Lucky (Daft Punk cover) live – Wilco
  29. Slip Slidin’ Away (Paul Simon cover) – Over the Rhine and The Lone Bellow
  30. Fade Into You (Mazzy Star cover) – J. Mascis
  31. Never Tear Us Apart (INXS cover) – Murder by Death
  32. Wagon Wheel (Bob Dylan cover) – Darius Rucker

This show originally aired on KSKQ on February 7, 2014. This blog entry was posted February 10, 2014. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)


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