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Cover songs *Justin Baron, Local Natives, Collin McLoughlin, Mumford & King Fantastic

August 3rd, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video, Pop, Remix, Rock |

Haven’t busted out a cover song post in a while but here’s five dope covers ranging from gangsta rap to rock/pop to a classic by Simon & Garfunkel. Let us know which cover song you like the most!

Justin Baron is a newcomer that I found out about a week ago with his cover of OneRepublic‘s “Good Life”. I love that he takes it in a different direction with more emphasis on the piano and vocals.
OneRepublic – Good Life (Cover) by JustinBaron

A few months ago, LA indie/alternative band Local Natives performed one of Simon & Garfunkel‘s classics, “Cecilia”. I’m a huge fan of the original song as it is so when I heard the cover, it was hard to ignore how awesome it is to hear it covered. Loving the instrumentals and the group vocals.
Local Natives – Cecilia (Simon & Garfunkel cover)

Once again Collin McLoughlin continues with the cover song. He’s such a talented vocalist and solid composer with these covers yet and hearing him perform cover after cover makes me question his song-writing ability and originality. Collin if you are reading this, please release an original soon! Listen and download “Stereo Hearts mashup” which mixes “Lazy” by Bruno Mars and “Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Hereos. 5-star!
Stereo Hearts Mashup by CollinMcLoughlin

So this cover is a year old but I only heard it within the last couple months. Hard to deny Mumford & Sons being one of the best folk rock bands today and Vampire Weekend being equally talented in whatever genre you want to stick them in. Loving the banjo and folk rock guitars in the song plus the vocals stand out with Marcus Mumford’s vocals. Download
Cousins (Vampire Weekend Cover)- Mumford & Sons

Lastly my favorite electronic hip-hop duo King Fantastic put this song out a while ago covering Ice T with “Colors”. It only popped up on soundcloud a month ago and I had no doubt in my mind I would blog about this with some other dope covers. This is the only hip-hop song in the post, loving the instrumentals, rapping is dope, overall a quality song if you are into gangsta rap and/or like the electronic.
King Fantastic – Colors (Ice T Cover)

If you want a better idea how talented Justin Baron is with his “Good Life” cover, check out the youtube video after the jump and watch his “Cooler Than Me” Mike Posner cover too!
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Cee-Lo Green – Open Happiness

November 15th, 2010 by | Music Video |


I kept wondering why “Open Happiness” wasn’t on Cee-Lo Green’s latest album, The Lady Killer, and then I found that this song came out a year ago and was in a commercial for Coca-Cola. However I think it’s a really good song and has some underrated features from Patrick Stump (of Fall Out Boy), Travie McCoy (of Gym Class Heroes), Janelle Monae and Brendon Urie (of Panic! at the Disco).

Open Happiness (ft. Patrick Stump, Travis McCoy, Janelle Monae, & Brendon Urie)

I hope when you’re feeling down any time this week and going forward, you can listen to this song and feel a little bit better. Enjoy!


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