The awesome dude in question is musician Anthony Vincent of Ten Second Songs, an outfit that creates custom songs and jingles. Following on from his previous 20 Styles covers of Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” and Jason Darulo’s “Talk Dirty“, Vincent applies his considerable talents to covering one of Linkin Park’s most recognizable songs, “In the End”. He channels Enya, Bob Marley, Boyz II Men, and Frank Sinatra among the 20 styles used in his performance. Check it out below.
The Tesla coil is one of Nikola Tesla’s most significant inventions and is capable of producing extremely high-voltage discharges. At a Maker Faire event in Kansas City, YouTube user highvoltagefeathers put the electrical transformer to creative use. He set up the the coil to discharge electricity at various frequencies and the resulting disturbances in the air created the sounds of “Sail” by Awolnation. Have a listen to the cover below.
Mario Paint on the SNES featured a music maker that allowed gamers to create their own melodies. Mario Paint Composer is the Windows (and Mac) version of that music maker, and in the right hands is capable of creating some wonderful covers.
Pianist Adam Shin skilfully arranged different elements in the Mario Paint Composer timeline to create an instrumental cover of Daft Punk’s funky track, Get Lucky. Shin uses hearts for the bass, mushrooms for the bass drums, aeroplanes for the guitar effects, and the Game Boy sound to stand in for the vocals. Have a listen to his chiptune rendering of Get Lucky below.
Daft Punk’s lead single from their album Random Access Memories has received a lot of love from the Internet. The Daft Train got rolling, the late king of pop made an appearance on the track, and there was an incident with some chickens.
“Get Lucky” just got some 8-bit loving in this wonderful chiptune cover by YouTube user, Floating Point.
If you like it, you can download the MP3 from here.
The world seems to love Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”. It has been covered hundreds and thousands of times on YouTube, and Luc Bergeron even created a music video for the song containing clips of other YouTube users singing it. It’s still surprisingly good.
The animal world is getting in on the act too. In this spoof by The Pet Collective, Pete “Pawdele” feels similarly scorned as his owner steps out the house with her male friend. Check out Digging in the Deep below.
In their latest three-minute medley, cdza (short for Collective Cadenza) pays tribute to the art of whistling.
While the other band members, Evan Shinners and Michael Thurber, play the keys and strings, Eric Rivera whistles through 26 songs, starting off in early 1914 with Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts’ popular marching tune. Other highlights along the way include Ennio Morricone’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, The Bangles’ 1986 hit “Walk Like An Egyptian”, and Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks”.
Have a listen to the History of Whistling over the past 98 years.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then cockney-twanged singer Adele should feel exalted. Her single “Rolling in the Deep” has reportedly been covered over 350,000 times on YouTube! Luc Bergeron has created a music video for “Rolling in the Deep” containing clips of other YouTube users singing “Rolling in the Deep”.
Bergeron gathered together 71 of best attempts to create his mashup, “World Covers – Rolling In The Deep”. Check it out below.
Fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones will have to wait until April 2012 to return to the Seven Kingdoms. To stave off the withdrawal symptoms, several people have taken to making creative covers of the series’ opening theme song composed by Ramin Djawadi.
You may remember Roger Lima as he banged out a rock cover on his guitars and drum kit. You may also recall Jason Yang, who used an acoustic and electric violin, and layered the 13 different tracks to create the most delightful cover I’ve heard. These two versions are wonderful on their own but in his mashup, Youtube user paolody wanted to find out what it would sound like if Lima and Yang collaborated on a truly epic Game of Thrones cover. Are the results doubly awesome? Find out below.
Hit the jump to see the individual video that went into this mashup.
For reasons unknown to us, Finnish band Porkka Playboys decided to cover Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” from the comfort of a motor vehicle. The four-man group bundled themselves and their equipment into a rusty old Volkswagen Polo and proceeded to bang out the tune. It’s surprisingly good, have a listen to it below.