Great songs are usually followed by a plethora of artists issuing their own remakes.
Whether these remakes are by new artists or industry veterans, the great ones usually stand out because these artists challenge themselves to be creative and unique without destroying the essence of the original songs.
Our "I Can Sing Too" playlist does two things: 1) It recognizes the great body of works by the original artists and 2) It spotlights other acts who pushes "the voice" in delivery and/or creativity.
Check out these 5 artists as they infuse their out uniqueness to make a great cover. We hope you enjoy these covers, especially from artists you’ve never heard before. Feel free to leave any RECENT awesome song covers in our comment box below, which may or may not make the next list.!
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Aretha Franklin – Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
All hail, the Queen of Soul!
Music legend Aretha Franklin is one of the few people in music that can cover any song and make it sound original.
She recently covered Adele's massive hit, "Rolling In The Deep," taking the already-soulful song to another level by adding some gospel ambience. The song also transitions into a rousing version of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics is out now and includes covers of songs like "Survivor" (Destiny's Child), "Midnight Train To Georgia" (Gladys Knight), "I'm Every Woman" (Whitney Houston/Chaka Khan), and "People" (Barbra Streisand).
Jae Franklin – Stay With Me (Sam Smith)
Not many artists can deliver raw and heartfelt emotions like Sam Smith, but singer-songwriter Jae Franklin is up for the challenge as she covers his hit single "Stay With Me." The budding songstress delivers a beautiful rendition, adding her own unique vibe, while showcasing her gift of singing.
Since 2010, Franklin released several EPs, including Universal Language: Prelude 1, Universal Language: Prelude 2, Always Needed You and Universal Language: Prelude 3. She is prepping the new album, Cheers to Life, for 2015.
Jarell Perry – Own It (Drake)
Jarell Perry taps into his creative juices for this remake of Drake's 'Nothing Was The Same' song "Own It." The Los Angeles-based R&B artist, who has written for artists like Chris Brown, adds a direct girth to the track, shifting the momentum to a more vibrant vibe.
Daley – Chandelier (Sia)
Blue-eyed soul singer Daley is slowly but surely bubbling up to the level of some of his fellow U.K. singing peers. His style is far different from that of Jessie Ware, Emeli Sande or Ed Sheeran.
Tapping into his honeyed vocals, Daley delivers a sweet cover of Sia's song "Chandelier." Accompanied by a black grand piano beside him, the British singer performs a live session of the song in London at The Joint.
Morgan James – Call My Name (Prince)
Morgan James is showing why she's a Juilliard School graduate!
The singer-songwriter takes on Prince's "Call My Name," giving it a soulful, eclectic makeover, while showing off her pristine and beefy vocal chops. If this cover doesn't stir your musical taste buds, we don't know what will… she's amazing!