Cover songs are released all the time. When done right, they’re fantastic. When done wrong, not so much. This year had some that really went above and beyond, so I’d like to dedicate today’s GOOD to a few of my favorite covers of 2011.
♪ The Black Keys – Dearest (Buddy Holly cover) [from Rave On Buddy Holly]
♪ Dum Dum Girls – There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths cover) [from He Gets Me High EP]
♪ Eric D. Johnson – Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree (Dawn & Tony Orlando cover) [from Our Idiot Brother OST]
♪ James Blake – A Case Of You (Joni Mitchell Cover) [from Enough Thunder EP]
♪ Karen Elson – Crying, Waiting, Hoping (Buddy Holly Cover) [from Rave On Buddy Holly]
♪ Mr Little Jeans – The Suburbs (Arcade Fire cover) [from The Suburbs]
♪ Snow & Voices – Disintegration (The Cure cover) [from Disintegration – Single]
What were your favorite covers this year?