10 Absolutely Brilliant Covers

I’m a cover-holic. I have hundreds in my collection, so choosing just 10 was pretty darn hard. I tried picking out those that successfully alter the mood of the original, to the point that they're almost a new song. Some I actually like more this way (and I think they're easy to spot):

Halo — Beyoncé, covered by Ane Brun 🎧[listen here]

You’re The One That I Want — John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, covered by Lo-Fang 🎧[listen here]

This Magic Moment — The Drifters, covered by Lou Reed 🎧[listen here]

I Kissed A Girl — Katy Perry, covered by William Fitzsimmons 🎧[listen here]

Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye — Leonard Cohen, covered by Lianne La Havas 🎧[listen here]

Hurt — NIN, covered by Johnny Cash 🎧[listen here]

Blank Space — Taylor Swift, covered by Ryan Adams 🎧[listen here]

Dancing in the Moonlight — King Harvest, covered by alt-J 🎧[listen here]

I’m Not In Love — 10cc, covered by Tori Amos 🎧[listen here]

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor, covered by Cake 🎧[listen here]