Showing posts with label Cover Songs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cover Songs. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Avril Lavigne covers Nickelback’s How You Remind Me


Avril Lavigne got engaged to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger over the summer.

The pair hooked up earlier this year while writing songs for the follow-up to her 2011 album, "Goodbye Lullaby."

Now, Avril is covering a Nickelback hit.

Lavigne’s version of “How You Remind Me” was recorded for "One Piece Film: Z," a Japanese anime movie.

Avril’s next album is expected in 2013.

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VIDEO: Avril Lavigne rocks Live! With Kelly
Avril Lavigne & Brody Jenner attacked in Los Angeles
Avril Lavigne ticket mishap upsets Canadian military families

Friday, September 28, 2012

Alanis Morissette covers Green Day on Jimmy Kimmel


Alanis Morissette filled in for Green Day with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show Wednesday night.

Green Day have shut down live appearances and promotions for their newly-released album, “Uno,” after singer Billie Joe Armstrong entered rehab following his on stage meltdown in Las Vegas last Friday night.

“Billie Joe is seeking treatment for substance abuse,” posted the band on Sunday. “We would like everyone to know that our set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologize to those we offended at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. We regretfully must postpone some of our upcoming promotional appearances.”

Morissette stepped in to appear on Kimmel’s program; she’s currently on a North American tour in support of her new album, “Havoc and Bright Lights.”

Alanis performed her current single, “Guardian,” as well as a cover of Green Day’s “Basket Case,” which she finished by saying “We love you, Billie Joe.”







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Alanis Morissette announces North American tour
Alanis Morissette hints at American Idol talks

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lana Del Rey covers Blue Velvet


Lana Del Rey has hooked up with clothing giant H&M for a new fall advertising campaign.

The singer will star in print ads as well as a full-length video of Lana singing a cover of “Blue Velvet,” shot by director Johan Renck.

“Blue Velvet” was written in the 1950s, and became a Top 20 hit for Tony Bennett in 1951. The most popular recording of the song is that of Bobby Vinton, which hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 21, 1963, and held the top spot for three weeks.

Fan can now hear Del Rey’s full version of the song online.





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Lana Del Rey featured in new H&M commercial
Lana Del Rey is the new face of Jaguar
Two more unreleased songs by Lana Del Rey surface online
Four unreleased songs by Lana Del Rey surface online
Courtney Love snaps over Lana Del Rey’s Nirvana cover
Lana Del Rey to reissue Born To Die with bonus tracks
VIDEO: Boy George covers Lana Del Rey’s Video Games
Lana Del Rey is the new face of H&M
VIDEO: Lana Del Rey – National Anthem
VIDEO: Lana Del Rey performs on UK’s The Voice
VIDEO: Lana Del Rey – Carmen
VIDEO: Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans
VIDEO: Lana Del Rey performs on American Idol
Lana Del Rey to perform on American Idol
VIDEO: Lana Del Rey performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Lana Del Rey holds on to UK #1
Lana Del Rey debuts on Billboard charts
VIRAL VIDEO: Hunger Games spoofs Lana Del Rey’s Video Games
Lana Del Rey: Rumored US tour cancellation untrue

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

VIDEO: Boy George covers Lana Del Rey’s Video Games


Former Culture Club singer Boy George has released a video for his cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games.”

George’s version is the first song issued from an upcoming album of covers that will be released through the singer’s website.

The new project will see George cover many of his favorite songs, including several Italian tracks previously intended for a charity EP.

“Video Games” appears on Del Rey’s debut album, “Born To Die.”


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See also:

Lana Del Rey is the new face of H&M
VIDEO: Lana Del Rey – National Anthem
VIDEO: Lana Del Rey performs on UK’s The Voice
VIDEO: Lana Del Rey – Carmen
VIDEO: Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans
VIDEO: Lana Del Rey performs on American Idol
Lana Del Rey to perform on American Idol
VIDEO: Lana Del Rey performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Lana Del Rey holds on to UK #1
Lana Del Rey debuts on Billboard charts
VIRAL VIDEO: Hunger Games spoofs Lana Del Rey’s Video Games
Lana Del Rey: Rumored US tour cancellation untrue

Thursday, June 14, 2012

VIDEO: Usher covers Foster The People’s Pumped Up Kicks


Usher let loose and showed some of his rock side this week during an appearance on the BBC.

The R&B star was in London to promote his new album, “Looking 4 Myself,” which hit stores on Tuesday; he played a show at the city’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Monday.

On Wednesday, Usher performed a set of tunes on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Series, and among them was a cover of Foster The People’s smash hit “Pumped Up Kicks.”

The singer played bass on the track, which he introduced as “one of my favorites.”




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Usher – Pumped Up Kicks
Original by Foster The People
BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge – London, UK - June 13, 2012




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Monday, January 23, 2012

VIRAL VIDEO: The world covers Adele’s Rolling In The Deep


Adele’s success is truly international, as the UK singer’s “21” album made her a household name.

The latest viral video making the rounds demonstrates the impact and influence Adele is having with fans and fellow musicians around the globe.

“Rolling in the Deep” has been covered on YouTube more than 350,000 times.

Now, a fan has created a compilation of 71 of the best performances and put them together in one video – maybe you or someone you know made the final cut.

Adele's "21" has reached its 16th week at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, its reign the longest since the "Titanic" soundtrack also earned 16 weeks at the top in 1998.

Billboard reports "21" is one of only five sets to notch at least 16 weeks atop the list since SoundScan's sales data began powering the Billboard 200 in May of 1991.





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Adele’s ‘21’ hits 16th week at top of U.S. charts
Adele defends boyfriend
Adele helps Pop albums outsell Rock in the UK
Adele to make U.K. live return at the Brit Awards
Adele’s ‘21’ hits 15th week at top of U.S. charts
Adele in talks to perform at Grammy Awards next month
Adele song is most-played of 2011 on Spotify UK
Adele rumored to be leaving London to protect voice
Adele picks up MTV’s Best Song of 2011 honors
Adele named Billboard’s Top Artist of 2011
Adele’s 21 named TIME magazine’s Album Of The Year
Adele speechless over Grammy nominations
Adele tops Rolling Stone’s Best of 2011 lists
Adele’s 21 becomes top UK album of 21st century
VIDEO: Adele to launch new season of Live From The Artists Den
Adele, Beyonce leads this week’s new releases
10 year-old Angie Vazquez' Adele cover tops the popmusiclife Pop 10
VIDEO: Taio Cruz covers Adele’s Someone Like You
VIDEO: Adele previews new live DVD
VIRAL VIDEO: 10 year-old Angie Vazquez covers Adele
Adele recovering from throat surgery
Adele undergoes throat surgery in Boston
Adele to undergo throat surgery
Adele: Live DVD due in November

Thursday, January 19, 2012

2Cellos to perform on Glee’s Michael Jackson tribute episode


2Cellos are set to make their debut on Glee as part of the Michael Jackson episode on January 31.

They will perform their signature version of "Smooth Criminal" with Santana (Naya Rivera) and Sebastian (Grant Gustin) in the show's special tribute to the "King of Pop."

2Cellos Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser - first caught the attention of music fans around the globe with their dueling cellos version of Michael's "Smooth Criminal," which went on to receive more than 5 million hits on YouTube in less than 3 months.

The Glee performance will emulate their self-made music video of the Jackson classic, the song that subsequently lead to a record deal with Sony and a slot on tour opening for Elton John.

This is the first time that the show has featured an instrumental group as their guest artist.

"It is such an honor to participate in one of TV's biggest shows!" says Luka Sulic, "And performing a song by our idol Michael Jackson makes it that much more special," adds Stjepan Hauser.

Their self-titled debut album was released this summer and features Sulic & Hauser's unique spin on hits by Michael Jackson, Guns N' Roses, U2, Coldplay and Kings Of Leon, among others.

2Cellos are currently on a worldwide tour with Sir Elton John.


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2Cellos – Smooth Criminal
Original by Michael Jackson




See also:

Glee: Michael Jackson tribute episode preview
RUMOR: Glee’s Michael Jackson tribute episode song list leaked
VIDEO: Watch Beyonce’s tribute to Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson’s deathbed up for auction
Michael Jackson’s pyjamas & bed sold at Irish auction
Conrad Murray guilty in death of Michael Jackson

VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson covers Cee Lo Green, Coldplay


This past weekend, Kelly Clarkson kicked off her 2012 tour in support of her latest album, “Stronger.”

While playing new songs as well as her hits in the show, Clarkson has also decided to include cover songs in the set – ones that are chosen by her fans.

Only a few shows into the tour and Kelly has already featured covers of tracks by Cee Lo Green (“Forget You”) and Coldplay (“Fix You”).

In addition to her tour, fans will be seeing a lot of Clarkson in the next month or so, as she’s rumored to be performing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on February 5 in Indianapolis, and she’s confirmed to appear at the 54th Grammy Awards on February 12 in Los Angeles.


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Kelly Clarkson – Forget You
Original by Cee Lo Green
MGM Grand Theater - Foxwoods Casino – January 13, 2012




Kelly Clarkson – Fix You
Original by Coldplay
Times Union Center – Albany, NY – January 17, 2012




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REPORT: Kelly Clarkson to sing anthem at Super Bowl
VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson rocks Saturday Night Live
TONIGHT: Kelly Clarkson on Saturday Night Live
Kelly Clarkson releases iTunes Session EP
Kelly Clarkson to release live iTunes Session
VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson live at The Troubadour
VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson rocks new single on The X Factor
Kelly Clarkson tops popmusiclife Pop 10 for 2nd week
Kelly Clarkson announces 2012 tour
Kelly Clarkson tops the popmusiclife Pop 10
VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson featured in new car ad
Kelly Clarkson: Breakup songs scare men off
VH1 Divas to feature Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige and more
VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson rocks The Today Show
Coldplay and Kelly Clarkson lead today’s new releases

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

VIDEO: Cee Lo Green changes lyrics to John Lennon’s Imagine

During his New Year’s Eve performance of John Lennon’s “Imagine” in Times Square, Cee Le Green took the liberty of changing one of the key lines in the song.

Instead of singing the original lyrics, “Nothing to kill or die for / And no religion too,” Green switched it up as “Nothing to kill or die for / And all religion’s true.”

Green’s version dramatically changes the intent of the legendary song, and music fans aren’t happy about it.

”Yo I meant no disrespect by changing the lyric guys!” Green tweeted. “I was trying to say a world were [sic] u could believe what u wanted that’s all.”

Cee Lo responded directly to other angry Lennon fans on Twitter, but has since deleted all of the tweets.


Cee Lo Green – Imagine
Times Square - NYC – December 31, 2011

Monday, January 2, 2012

VIDEO: Justin Bieber & Carlos Santana cover Beatles classic

Justin Bieber pulled out a classic Beatles song for his New Year’s Eve performance in New York City’s Times Square.

Bieber teamed up with guitar legend Carlos Santana for a version of “Let It Be.”

“New York, with all you’ve been through, your spirit’s never been broken,”
said Justin, introducing the tune. “We all do the best we can each year - learn from our past, to be better in the future. What’s happened has happened, what will be will be.”


Justin Bieber & Carlos Santana – Let It Be
Original by The Beatles
Times Square – NYC – December 31, 2011



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VIDEO: Preview Justin Bieber’s TLC special
VIDEO: Justin Bieber performs on X Factor UK
VIRAL VIDEO: Spoof of Justin Bieber’s Mistletoe
VIDEO: Justin Bieber rocks Rockefeller Center
VIDEO: Justin Bieber & Mariah Carey release Christmas song
VIDEO: Justin Bieber rocks NBC’s Today Show
NEW VIDEO: Justin Bieber feat. Boyz II Men - Fa La La
Justin Bieber tops Billboard album chart
VIDEO: Justin Bieber - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon as Justin Bieber – (It’s Not My) Baby
VIDEO: Justin Bieber performs on Dancing With The Stars
Justin Bieber, David Guetta to perform at MTV EMAs
Justin Bieber becomes first to reach 2 billion YouTube views
Justin Bieber announces Believe Charity Drive
Justin Bieber tops this week’s new pop releases
VIDEO: Justin Bieber sings for patients at Children’s Hospital
Justin Bieber working on next album with Drake, Kanye West
Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber to perform at American Music Awards
Justin Bieber donates $10,000 to hometown Food Bank
Justin Bieber joins Selena Gomez in Winnipeg

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

VIDEO: Justin Bieber rocks Rockefeller Center

Justin Bieber was center stage in Rockefeller Center this week for the annual tree-lighting ceremony.

With “Under The Mistletoe” high on the charts, Bieber performed a few tracks and had some help from his friends.

On “Drummer Boy,” Justin was joined by Busta Rhymes, while Usher stepped in to help with “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire).”


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Justin Bieber ft. Busta Rhymes – Drummer Boy
Rockefeller Center – NYC




Justin Bieber ft. Usher – The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
Rockefeller Center - NYC



See also:

VIDEO: Justin Bieber & Mariah Carey release Christmas song
VIDEO: Justin Bieber rocks NBC’s Today Show
NEW VIDEO: Justin Bieber feat. Boyz II Men - Fa La La
Justin Bieber tops Billboard album chart
VIDEO: Justin Bieber - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon as Justin Bieber – (It’s Not My) Baby
VIDEO: Justin Bieber performs on Dancing With The Stars
Justin Bieber, David Guetta to perform at MTV EMAs
Justin Bieber becomes first to reach 2 billion YouTube views
Justin Bieber announces Believe Charity Drive
Justin Bieber tops this week’s new pop releases
VIDEO: Justin Bieber sings for patients at Children’s Hospital
Justin Bieber working on next album with Drake, Kanye West
Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber to perform at American Music Awards
Justin Bieber donates $10,000 to hometown Food Bank
Justin Bieber joins Selena Gomez in Winnipeg

Monday, November 28, 2011

VIDEO: Demi Lovato covers Moves Like Jagger




Demi Lovato opened her tour in Detroit recently.

The shows are billed as “A Special Night With Demi Lovato,” as the singer tours behind her new “Unbroken” album; released in late September, the disc peaked at #4 on the Billboard charts.

With new songs to sing and a full stage show, Demi is also throwing in a cover of Maroon 5’s “Moves like Jagger,” the band’s nod to Rolling Stones’ singer Mick Jagger.

The tour runs through mid-December.

Demi Lovato – Moves Like Jagger

Original by Maroon 5
Fox Theater – Detroit, MI – November 16, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

10 year-old Angie Vazquez' Adele cover tops the popmusiclife Pop 10

10 year-old Angie Vazquez tops the popmusiclife Pop 10.

Angie and her family band, Los Vazquez Sounds, have quickly become a YouTube sensation with their cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep.”

Los Vazquez Sounds features Angie, 15-year-old Abelardo on guitar, bass and piano, and 13-year-old Gustavo on drums.

The band’s video has been viewed more than 1.3 million times in its first week; to check it out for yourself, click the #1 story on the chart below.

The PP10 is a list of the most-viewed pop news stories in the past week by popmusiclife readers.

For a full list of the popmusiclife Pop 10 charts, check out the archives here.


Popmusiclife Pop 10
week ending November 27, 2011

01 – VIRAL VIDEO: 10 year-old Angie Vazquez covers Adele
02 – NEW VIDEO: Lady Gaga – Marry The Night Prelude preview
03 – VIDEO: Rihanna appears on the Ellen DeGeneres show
04 – Adele recovering from throat surgery
05 – VIDEO: Lady Gaga Thanksgiving special promo
06 – NEW VIDEO: Dia Frampton – The Broken Ones
07 – VIDEO: Florence + The Machine rock SNL
08 – VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson featured in new car ad
09 – VIDEO: Adele previews new live DVD
10 – VIDEO: Jessie J rocks X Factor

Saturday, November 26, 2011

VIDEO: Taio Cruz covers Adele’s Someone Like You

Adele’s “Someone Like You” is a pop culture phenomenon, still riding high on the charts and, seemingly, on everyone’s lips.

Taio Cruz tones down his club act to issue a video of him playing the song in his home recording studio.

Simple setup: just a microphone and piano, and Cruz is off and running into a low key solo performance of the Adele smash.

“Someone Like You” is currently #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 after 20 weeks on the chart.

Adele releases “Live At The Royal Albert Hall" on DVD and Blu-ray on November 29.

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Taio Cruz - Someone Like You
Original by Adele



See also:

VIDEO: Adele previews new live DVD
VIRAL VIDEO: 10 year-old Angie Vazquez covers Adele
Adele recovering from throat surgery
Adele undergoes throat surgery in Boston
Adele to undergo throat surgery
Adele: Live DVD due in November

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

VIRAL VIDEO: 10 year-old Angie Vazquez covers Adele

A Mexican trio - led by 10 year-old Angie Vazquez – are quickly becoming a YouTube sensation.

Angie and her band, Los Vazquez Sounds, are creating a real buzz around their cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep.”

The band’s video has been viewed more than 1.3 million times in its first week.

Los Vazquez Sounds features Angie, 15-year-old Abelardo on guitar, bass and piano, and 13-year-old Gustavo on drums.

Los Vazquez Sounds – Rolling In The Deep
Original by Adele



See also:

Adele recovering from throat surgery
Adele undergoes throat surgery in Boston
Adele to undergo throat surgery
Adele: Live DVD due in November

Thursday, November 17, 2011

VIDEO: Josh Krajcik rocks Foo Fighters on X Factor

It is “rock week” on singing contest show The X Factor, as the series does a token nod to rock.

Sounds like the show was pretty up and down in terms of quality, but there’s a lot of buzz about Josh Krajcik’s performance of "The Pretender" by the Foo Fighters.

Krajcik is on judge Nicole Scherzinger’s team, and the Pussycat Doll is seen rocking her brains out during the performance.

The results show airs Thursday night (tonight) to whittle down the final 10 singers to 9 heading into the next stage of the contest for a recording contract and a tv commercial.

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Josh Krajcik – The Pretender
Original by Foo Fighters
The X Factor – November 16, 2011

VIDEO: 13-year old rocks Rolling Stones classic on X Factor

It was rock week on The X Factor Wednesday night and it sounds like 13-year old Rachel Crow stole the show.

It’s down to the final 10, and Crow performed a slick, soulful version of The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” that wowed both the audience and the judges.

“I actually can see you winning the show,” said Simon Cowell. “I can see you in the Super Bowl commercial.”

“The question is ‘Can you sell records? And can you sell tickets?’”
L.A. Reid asked. “And the answer is: you can!”

The results of the fan voting will be seen on Thursday night’s program.

Rachel Crow – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Original by The Rolling Stones
The X Factor – November 16, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

VIDEO: Britney Spears dances to Marilyn Manson

Britney Spears meets Marilyn Manson.

It happened…on video, at least.

The latest viral video action online shows Britney dancing to Manson’s 1995 cover of the Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).”

The footage originally ran as an interlude clip on the pop star’s “Circus” tour, but now that a high quality version has surfaced online, it’s creating a major buzz.

The video was directed by Chris Ashbrook, who also directed Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart's original "Sweet Dreams" clip in 1983.

Check it out…

Britney Spears
Marilyn Manson – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Original by the Eurythmics



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Monday, October 31, 2011

VIDEO: Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon - History of Rap 3

Justin Timberlake has a new movie, “In Time,” to promote, but Jimmy Fallon had other ideas on his show Friday night.

Justin and Jimmy jammed the third installment of the History Of Rap series on Fallon’s program, pulling together a medley of tracks by Run-DMC, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, LL Cool J, De La Soul, Coolio, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Ice Cube, Young MC, the Beastie Boys, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj.

The first History Of Rap went viral last September, and they did a sequel in July.

Timberlake’s “In Time” was #3 at the US box office on its opening weekend, taking in $12 million, behind the smash, “Puss In Boots” ($34 million) and “Paranormal Activity” ($18.5 million).

Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon - History of Rap 3
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – October 28, 2011