Best Cover Songs of 2011

Christmas is a time for big things, and one of these is right here. Finally, it’s time to present you the best cover songs of 2011!

At first we thought it would be a simple Top 10. Later we stopped at Top 20. But even that number wasn’t enough for all the magnificent covers of the year. Suprifingly, it turned out that there are many of them. Famous and incredibly unknown artists have done their best. Even some great performances failed qualifying to our chart, like Adele’s “Lovesong”, Linkin Park’s “Rolling In The Deep”, “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bon Iver, “Skinny Love” by Birdy, “Wolf Like Me” by Lera Lynn, “Dearest” by The Black Keys, and many many others.

After a huge research and then some troubled times in judgement and ordering, here it is – the Top 25 Best Cover Songs of 2011! Simply enjoy:

25. Garbage – Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (U2 cover)

24. James Collin – The Passenger (Iggy Pop cover)

23. Florence + The Machine – Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly cover)

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Trent Reznor and Karen O – Immigrant Song

The Oscar-winning for their soundtrack of “The Social Network” movie, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, had just released a new original score. It’s for the new David Fincher’s movie – “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, and it is dark, mysterious, and ridiculously good. Here is the first and by far the most popular track – Immigrant Song, which is recorded with a collaboration between Trent Reznor and Karen O. The song is a cover of Led Zeppelin’s single of the same name (1970).

Trent Reznor and Karen O – Immigrant Song
Released: 09/Dec/2011
Label: The Null Corporation
Album: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Original Soundtrack)
Memorable line: “Ah-ah-ahh-ah, ah-ah-ahh-ah / We come from the land of the ice and snow”
Genres: electronic, industrial, experimental, alternative rock

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Lights – In the Air Tonight

The beautiful Lights (a.k.a Valerie Anne Poxleitner) has a concert. The year is 2009, the place – some underground hall named Kilby Court in Salt Lake City, UT. And in the end of the night, still with the unstoppable smile her face, Lights performs the last song. It’s In the Air Tonight, a cover of Phil Collins‘ remarkable hit. Just seconds before the end she leaves the scene, leaving us the feelings of what we have just heard.

Lights – In The Air Tonight

No official release.
Memorable line: “I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, Oh Lord”
Genres: pop, synthpop, electropop

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Holmes – Covers

We’re glad to present you “Covers” – a brand new album by the not worldwide popular, yet very talented artist named Holmes.

Behind the nickname Holmes is Roy Shakked, LA-based instrumentalist & producer, and behind his latest album are – obviously – a dozen of covers. To be precise: 13 fresh new songs covering some true classics through the past few decades, including tracks by Queen, Elvis Presley, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Genesis, INXS, Michael Jackson… Continue reading

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