Top 50 Cover Songs of 2014 (50-26)

I'm not Melvin, but this picture is dope.

I’m not Melvin, but this picture is dope.















I’m expanding my favourite cover songs list of 2014 to 50 songs from the 40 it was last year, as 2014 saw a tonne of great, fresh takes on songs, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t link to as many of them as possible. Without any more preamble, here’s the list of My 50 Favourite Cover Songs of 2014:

(Original artist is in parentheses.)

Bonus cover:

KRNFX – Get Lucky (from 2013)


50. Jarvis Cocker – The Power Of Love (Celine Dion)


49. Bill Patton – Jenny From The Block (Jennifer Lopez)


48. Papertwin – Revelator (Gillian Welch)


47. James Vincent McMorrow – West Coast (Lana Del Rey)


46. Asgeir – Heart Shaped Box (Nirvana)


45. Mo – Say You’ll Be There (Spice Girls)


44. Lorde – Don’t Tell ‘Em (Jeremih)


43. The Holidays – Is This How You Feel? (The Preatures)


42. Cloud Control – Dammit (Blink 182)


41. John Mayer – XO (Beyonce)


40. Indiana – Ready For Your Love (Gorgon City)


39. Janelle Monae – Simple Irresistible (Robert Palmer)


38. Lucius – Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears For Fears)


37. Panic! At The Disco – Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)


36. Miley Cyrus – Why Do You Only Call Me When You’re High (Arctic Monkeys)


35. Walk Off The Earth – Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)/Rude (Magic!)


34. Tame Impala – Stranger In Moscow (Michael Jackson)


33. Shearwater – I Luv The Valley Oh! (Xiu Xiu)/Fucked Up Life (The Baptist Generals)


32. Banks – Are You That Somebody (Aaliyah)


31. Rufus – My Number/Charlotte (Foals/Booka Shade)


30. Haim – XO (Beyonce)


29. Kyla La Grange – Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus)


28. Passenger – Holocene (Bon Iver)


27. Twin Shadow – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths)


26. The Ragtime Gals f. Steve Carell – Sexual Healing (Marvin Gaye)


Top 100 Songs of 2013 (60-41)

Continuing along with my Top 100 Songs of 2013, here are songs 60-41:

60. Pharrell (sung by luckiest “I-can’t-believe-I-got-to-sing-on-this-track-that-I-had-nothing-to-do-with” guy of the year, Robin Thicke) – Blurred Lines


59. Vampire Weekend – Step/Unbelievers/Diane Young/Obvious Bicycle



Diane Young:

Obvious Bicycle:


58. Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop/Wrecking Ball

We Can’t Stop:

Wrecking Ball:


57. White Lies – There Goes Our Love Again


56. Sara Bareilles – Brave


55. Pearl Jam – Sirens


54. Phosphorescent – Muchacho’s Tune


53. Beyonce – XO


52. Placebo – Too Many Friends/Bosco/A Million Little Pieces/Exit Wounds

Too Many Friends:


A Million Little Pieces:

Exit Wounds:


51. Foxes – Youth


50. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – So Good At Being In Trouble/Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)

So Good At Being In Trouble:

Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark):


49. The Preatures – Is This How You Feel?


48. Goldfrapp – Drew


47. Britney Spears – Perfume


46. The Joy Formidable – The Leopard And The Lung/Silent Treatment

The Leopard And The Lung:

Silent Treatment:


45. Frank Turner – Recovery


44. Coheed and Cambria – The Hard Sell/The Dark Side Of Me

The Hard Sell:

The Dark Side Of Me:


43. Louise Burns – Emeralds Shatter


42. Tegan & Sara – I Was A Fool


41. Bastille – Pompeii