Do We Like Covers?

Yes, of course, to keep us warm, but those aren’t the covers I’m talking about.

Cover song, or simply a cover refers to an original song that is sung by the original artist or band that is remade/sang by a different artist or band. It sounds confusing, but it’s really simple.

It’s hard for me to decide if I like covers or not. Some are better than others, of course, but can you beat the original? I think the answer is yes… especially if you don’t like the original artist and the cover is done by an artist you enjoy. I’m sure there are other reasons as well.

Every artist or band has their own style and sound. They can slow a song down or speed it up. They can add more spunk or emotion to a song. Different can be good, but it’s all up to the listener.

Let me show you what I mean with these examples.

The song “Riptide” by Vance Joy….

…is covered by Taylor Swift…

What did you think? Did you like the original? Did you like the cover? What about these two songs? Personally, I enjoyed them both because I like the fast-paced original as well as the slower remake. Do you see how they are different?

The song “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman…

…is covered by Sam Smith

This duo is similar in pace. Do you like one more than the other? Did your decision have something to do with the artists or the song in general? A variety of things can affect our reasoning, but there’s nothing wrong with this. That’s why there is so much music out there for us to explore. Songs, artists, bands, playlists, and concerts for every mood, every feeling, and every emotion you can imagine.

Do we like covers? Sometimes I do. Do YOU like covers?


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