It’s finally here! By popular demand, another mixtape featuring cover songs that are just fucking awesome. Everything from reggae to acoustic and R&B to Jazz, these 24 tracks cover everything! A few of the artists featured are ortoPilot, Emmy The Great, and Alphabeat.
I hope you enjoy this mix. You can find the first cover mixtape here. Cheers!
Black & Gold – Katy Perry, Original by Sam Sparro
Where is my Mind? – Emmy The Great, Original by Pixies
No Woman, No Cry – Xavier Rudd, Original by Bob Marley
Ms. Jackson – The Vines, Original by Outkast
Don’t Speak – Leela James, Original by No Doubt
Hallelujah – ortoPilot, Original by Leonard Cohen
Every Breath You Take – UB40, Original by The Police
Total Eclipse of the Heart - Trash Pour 4, Original by Bonnie Tyler
What I Got – Shannon Campbell, Original by Sublime
Happy Together – Simple Plan, Original by The Turtles
Summertime – Stereophonics, Original by George Gershwin
Take On Me – Reel Big Fish, Original by a-ha
If You Leave – Nada Surf, Original by OMD
Fever – Meiko, Original by Little Willie John
Tyrone – My Morning Jacket, Original by Erykah Badu
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – MYMP, Original by Starship
Cello Song – The Books feat. Jose Gonzalez, Original by Nick Drake
Digital Love – Alphabeat, Original by Daft Punk
Mercy – The Fratellis, Original by Duffy
Tainted Love – Duffy, Original by Soft Cell
Sea of Love - Cat Power, Original by Phil Phillips and The Twilights
Imagine – Jack Johnson, Original by John Lennon
Mad World – Gary Jules, Original by Tears For Fears
Something – Radiohead, Original by The Beatles
If you like any 0f the songs listed above, support the artist by purchasing them. You can also leave a comment with your favorite song. If I’m feeling nice, you may get a surprise in your inbox.
Photo courtesy of ladybird_77.
I personally love acoustic music. There is something special about hearing a song stripped bare and let’s you focus on the words and emotion of the singer. An acoustic version can make a song sound entirely new and refreshing. It also exposes the singers who use a lot of studio cleanup to make them sound better than they are.
I’ve included 16 tracks of acoustic songs, whether by the original artist or a cover by someone else. The common thread between all these songs is that they include the singer and the instrument, nothing more. A few artists included is Kim Carnes, Pete Du Pon, and Dido. Full track listing below.
If you are interested in some other great acoustic songs, check out my Cover Me Crazy mixtape.
Here With Me – Dido
Days Go By – Dirty Vegas
Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
Don’t Fear The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters
Drive – Incubus
Ashes – KT Tunstall
Fly Away – Lenny Kravitz
Disease – Matchbox 20
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
Torn – Natalie Imbruglia
So Sick – Passion (original by Ne-Yo)
Basket Case - Pete Du Pon (original by Green Day)
Possession – Sarah McLachlan
No Woman, No Cry – Xavier Rudd (original by Bob Marley)
Hanging By A Moment – Lifehouse
If you like any of the songs listed above, support the artist by purchasing them.