I couldn’t do the whole “Best of 2008″ party without including some of my favorite covers, especially since 2008 was such an awesome year for cover-heads. I have featured all of these covers on Pretty Much Amazing before, you if you’re an avid reader, you might already have them. If you saw them on the blog and DIDN’T download them: shame on you, butthead, these are the cream of the crop and my absolute favorite covers of 2008. Without further adieu, here are my favorite covers of 2008 (in no particular order)
I wanted to start out with Katy Perry doing “Electric Feel” because I just know people are going to give me shit for it. OMG how can you like that “I Kissed a Girl” chick singing MGMT?! Because she’s fucking good at it!
Technically the London Bridges EP was released in August of 2006, I had only found this lost b-side in April of 2008. I’ve been enjoying it since!
With competition from the likes of Lily Allen, Ladyhawke, and the All-American Rejects, Timid Tiger should be proud of themselves — they’re the only “Womanizer” cover band on this list.
The vocal delivery on this cover is outrageous. Madonna disguises the strain and difficulty of “Ray of Light” really well, but Natasha Beddingfield strips it down without losing the impact-factor.
The mp3 may not show it, but if you had been there, you’d understand why this cover is one of my favorites of the year.
tags / Best of 2008, Britney Spears, Fleetwood Mac, Friendly Fires, Gnarles Barkley, Hot Chip, Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Lykke Li, Madonna, MGMT, Mystery Jets, Natasha Bedingfield, Of Montreal, Peter Gabriel, Prince, Radiohead, Rihanna, The Kooks, The Last Shadow Puppets, Timid Tiger, Vampire Weekend