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- I Walk The Line – Halsey (Johnny Cash cover) Halsey’s rendition of one of the most classic Cash songs ties together her debut album, Badlands. Released to mixed reactions, there’s no denying that Halsey took the key elements of the song and truly made it her own. It becomes an addition that fits almost seamlessly and keeps listeners guessing about how the Badlands story ends.
- The Story Of Tonight – We The Kings (Hamilton cover) There’s no denying the fact that the stage musical Hamilton is taking over its fair share of pop culture and media. And now Top 40 radio has no way of escaping it either. We The Kings released their latest single in February amidst the Hamilton hype, revamping the track originally sung by the central characters of the musical. It’s every theatre kids dream – hearing their friends sing along to something they never thought they’d know the words to.
- All Too Well – Against The Current (Taylor Swift cover) Against The Current’s front woman, Chrissy Costanza, has never made a secret out of her admiration for Taylor Swift. The band’s cover of Swift’s 2012 track maintains the same piano-based ballad feel, but the addition of Costanza’s wide vocal range and styles creates a completely new experience for listeners.
- As Long As You Love Me – The Maine (Backstreet Boys cover) The Backstreet Boys absolutely dominated the 90s. The Maine dominated the emo scene in the mid-2000s and are still making a killing now. Put them together and you’ve got one of the coolest combinations of sounds. The Maine take one of the most famous boyband tracks and turn it into an emo ballad straight out of 2006 – and it’s wonderful.
- Little Lion Man – Tonight Alive (Mumford & Sons cover) The infamous “Punk Goes _____” compilations have had some wild themes over the years. Tonight Alive’s cover of Mumford & Sons “Little Lion Man” puts a punk spin on the original folk nature of the song. The builds throughout the song that typically end in a raging banjo solo turn into intense punk vocals and electric guitars. Lead vocalist Jenna McDougall uses the male-key arrangement to her advantage and punches the higher notes with the incredible control she’s made her signature, making it one of the most original covers you’ll ever hear.