The Power of Three: cover songs


Christina Kowalski

Three covers of popular songs you may not have heard of.

Eli Vaglica, Staff Writer

Have you ever lost that certain spark for your favorite song? After a while you just get bored and everyone tells you that you’re outdated. Let me tell you about the beauty of covers, they can take your favorite songs and make them into completely new ones with new sounds, but the same words and feelings you had. They can even be your guide to listening to other genres of music.

Love YourselfJustin Bieber covered by Nathan Sharp

Nathan Sharp/YouTube

This came out late last night and it inspired this article. Of all the JB haters, I was definitely one of those jealous 12 year olds. This song originally isn’t bad, but this rock/punk version actually makes me like it. This song was written by Ed Sheeran and anyone that’s actually looked past the fact that it’s still a Justin Bieber song will tell you that even listening to the covers of it, you’ll really like it.

Blank SpaceTaylor Swift covered by I Prevail

I Prevail/YouTube

This version is actually played a lot on local radio stations. I think it’s amazing, they have a male singer on a song originally done by Taylor Swift and even though it’s metalcore, they did a really good job on this cover musically. This cover was posted to YouTube a little more than a year ago and 3 months ago the band commented on it saying “Our cover is up to #80 on iTunes!!…”

Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson covered by A Day To Remember

A Day to Remember/YouTube

This is old even for the cover, but the song still sounds good today, the ADTR version anyways. The music video seems to have subtle nuances of seriousness mixed in with the band having fun. If you never liked the Kelly Clarkson version that in my opinion was much overplayed, this version can soothe those old wounds. All the musical parts to this song are well played and I’m not ashamed to admit that my friends and I have joined in with the vocals to this song before.