Shawn Mendes and Jacquie Lee Beautifully Cover Ed Sheeran’s ‘Give Me Love’

Sixteen year-old vine singer-turned-mainstream artist Shawn Mendes is no stranger to covering Ed Sheeran. Earlier this month, Mendes told Rolling Stone that he wants to be the next Sheeran. “His whole style is not fake at all. That’s how I want to be.”

During a sold-out concert in San Francisco on Friday, Mendes and The Voice’s Jacquie Lee covered Sheeran’s “Give Me Love.”

Soon, Mendes will now appear on select dates for Taylor Swift‘s 1989 World Tour.

Vance Joy Performs Radiohead’s ‘Fake Plastic Trees’

He’s done it again, this time Vance Joy is covering Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees.”

The Australian singer performed the Radiohead classic as part of Triple J’s regular “Like a Version” cover series last week for an audience at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The original “Fake Plastic Trees” appeared on Radiohead’s sophomore album The Bends which celebrated its 20 year anniversary last month.

Prince and 3rdEyeGirl Share “What If”

Prince and 3rdEyeGirl released a cover of Christian singer-songwriter Nichole Nordeman’s “What If,” a song that embraces the closely-knit relationship between doubt and faith. check out the original version below.

Prince released the song to Louisville, KY, radio, where he’s kicking off the U.S. portion of his Hit & Run Tour. That’s the only date announced so far, but given the last-minute nature of the European Hit & Run Tour, expect the rest of his U.S. dates to pop up with short to no notice.

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8 Times Hozier Slayed A Cover Song

1. He turned Ariana Grande’s poppy “Problem” into this beautiful, soulful ballad.

2. He absolutely nailed Amerie’s “1 Thing” as well.

It’s okay if you need to grab some tissues.

3. This soulful cover of James Carr’s “The Dark End of the Street” will make you sit and admire this talented Irish troubadour.

4. His cover of Arctic Monkeys’ “Do I Wanna Know” is simply incredible.

5. His beautiful cover of Led Zeppelin’ “Whole Lotta Love” will have your finger stuck on the repeat button.

6. This wonderful cover of Van Morrison’s “Sweet Thing” will make you fall in love with his voice all over again.

7. His cover of Fun’s “We Are Young” is mesmerizing.

8. And he showed his love for the blues when he sang Skip James’ “Illinois Blues.”

10 Times Taylor Swift Slayed A Cover Song

Originally posted on BuzzFeed

Taylor Swift is known for being an amazing songwriter and singer But her covers of other people’s music are also fantastic.

10. “Dancing in the Dark/ Livin’ on A Prayer,” Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi

She only does a small portion of each song, but they are amazing.

9. “Bette Davis Eyes,” Kim Carnes

Taylor infuses this song with an innocence the original is lacking. Beautiful and heartfelt.

8. “Cowboy Take Me Away,” Dixie Chicks

Martie Maguire, one of the original members of the Dixie Chicks, was in the audience at this show, making this performance even more special.

7. “White Blank Page,” Mumford and Sons

True, she didn’t so this one on her own, and had her backing band help her out, but this cover is pretty awesome.

6. “Untouchable,” by Luna Halo

This song was covered for the Platinum addition of her album Fearless, and she makes some artistic risks with this cover, turning a rock song into a ballad. And it’s wonderfully flawless.

5. “Riptide,” Vance Joy

Seeing as she’s taking Vance Joy on the road with her for the 1989 tour, Taylor’s cover of his smash “Riptide” makes sense musically and in terms of getting her headliner a bit more attention. Plus, it’s just her and a piano for most of it, and it rocks.

4. “This Love,” Maroon 5

Once again turning a rock song into a sad ballad, Taylor manages to infuse more despair and meaning into this cover than the original.

3. “Run,” George Strait
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Taylor opened for George on tour, so she got to watch him perform many times. Still, this cover feels relevant and interesting, as well as being one of her best live vocal performances of all time.

2. “Nashville,” David Mead

Not a famous song, Taylor chose this song because she liked it — and she took a risk by covering the entire song to an audience that wouldn’t be able to sing a long. But her voice carries this song, making it emotional, sincere, and heartfelt. And her vocals are killer as well.

1. “Drops of Jupiter,” Train

Her best cover by far. Her vocal are flawless, and it’s such a great song that many years later, the audience still knows all the words. But Taylor was able to make it fun, sweet, and sad all at the same time, with just her voice and an acoustic guitar. I think I speak for everyone when I say, “YAS, BITCH YAS!”

I Prevail Covers of Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’

The cover was released on YouTube — where it’s now tallied more than 2.2 million worldwide views — on Dec. 1.

“Today we charted on 24 different Billboard charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200,” I Prevail beamed on its Facebook page (Jan. 15). “Words cannot explain how grateful we are to have such an incredible fan base this quickly into our career.”