I really don’t talk about music enough here. Mostly because I don’t do music as much as I did before college, maybe? For context, I was never in any less than 4 musical groups from 7th grade to graduation. Now, I’m in none. But that being said, I still love it, and really want to talk about it more often here. If you have any suggestions for what you would like me to talk about, the comment section is down below. I can do just about every genre.
Today we’re going to talk about cover songs. My view on cover songs is similar to my view on remakes, it should add to the conversation about the song, give it a new perspective. That is harder to do for a song than it is for a movie: if you change the lyrics, it’s a new song. But that’s not all there is to music, and certainly not all I’m going to consider here. I also want to make it clear that when I say ‘better’, I do mean better. The original versions of these songs range from solid to lackluster, but every cover is compelling and interesting and worth the time to listen.
There’s really not much more to say here, so let’s get started.