13 Amazing Covers Of Taylor Swift Songs

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So, earlier this week, Vance Joy did a beautiful cover of T-Swift’s “I Know Places”.

13 Amazing Covers Of Taylor Swift Songs

And, sure its amazing. But here are 13 more which are just as bangin’.

13 Amazing Covers Of Taylor Swift Songs
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1. “I Knew You Were Trouble”- Jessie J

Jessie J slows down this Taylor song and makes it more of a ballad than a bop. Still great though.

2. “Shake It Off”- Jesse Will

Jesse has made it into an almost entirely new song, and it actually works. Plus, Tyalor tweeted about it.

3. “Blank Space”- Imagine Dragons

This chilled-out cover makes you want to lie down with a mojito (while you watch your lover’s house burn down).

4. “Red”- Fifth Harmony

This cover is eerily beautiful, especially during the chorus where all five girls are singing together.

5. “Sparks Fly” – Landon Austin

This country-pop cover is a little more upbeat that the original, and will just make you wanna get up and dance.

6. “Out of the Woods” – Chase Holfelder

This is an amazing cover, mainly because all the music comes from free iPhone apps.

7. “We Are Never Getting Back Together”- Hanson

Proving that they can do no wrong, Hanson did a perfect acoustic-pop cover of this banger.

8. “You Belong With Me”- Zayn Malik

Well he clearly hasn’t been singing this to the other 1D boys but it’s still a great cover.

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9. “Wildest Dreams” by Alice Kristiansen

Alice sounds like an amazing fairy and this is the song that she’d sing to welcome you to her fairy meadow.

10. “Shake It Off”- Polka/Rock cover

Ok, this is probably one of the greatest things on the internet. It’s still Taylor’s vocals but with a backing of polka/heavy rock music.

11. “Style”- Massive Metal Covers

Ok, so Tay is usually the exact opposite of metal music, but this works surprisingly well!

13 Amazing Covers Of Taylor Swift Songs
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12. “Welcome To New York”- Danelle Sandoval

Unlike the song that we know and love, this is a totally stripped back version which is super chill.

13. “White Horse”- Sabrina Carpenter

This is by far the most adorable of all these covers, plus this girl went on to star in the Disney show Girl Meets World.

13 Amazing Covers Of Taylor Swift Songs
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Listen to Vance Joy’s Gorgeous Taylor Swift Cover

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Vance Joy is doing for Taylor Swift as Taylor Swift did for Vance Joy.

Swift gave the Australian singer-songwriter’s “Riptide” a piano-heavy cover on BBC1’s Live Lounge back in October, as she was preparing to release 1989. Now, Joy has covered Swift’s 1989 song “I Know Places,” giving that track the intimate treatment Swift gave “Riptide.” The accompanying video highlights Joy’s guitar work on the song, which, as it appears on the album, shows Swift going full pop.

The Swift-Joy mutual admiration society will continue, as he is joining Swift on her just-launched tour.

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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.

19 Things You Never Knew About Vance Joy

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Vance Joy has already been making headlines with his hit single “Riptide,” and the talented Australian with swoonworthy good looks just released his debut albumDream Your Life Away.

Currently on his own headlining tour, it was just announced that he’ll be joining Taylor Swift on her upcoming 1989 World Tour. You’re about to see a lot more of this talented singer-songwriter, so now’s the perfect time to get to know your new favorite Australian.

1. His real name is James Keogh, and he got “Vance Joy” from a book.

I got my name from a book called ‘Bliss’ by Peter Carey, which is an Australian story. I had about five or six songs I was really stoked with, and I just wanted to have a name to put with that new collection of songs that wasn’t my name, because people always mispronounce Keough because it’s got the ‘gh’ at the end. So I used Vance Joy, which is a character [in the book] — he’s like a storyteller, so it’s a cool name.

2. The film mentioned in “Riptide” is the movieMidnight Cowboy.

The film in ‘Riptide’ — ‘there’s this movie that I think you’ll like’ — is Midnight Cowboy. I was on the plane about four years ago and my dad told me about this movie Midnight Cowboy and I was like, I really wanna see this film, and I went back and watched that.

3. When he mentions Michelle Pfeiffer in “Riptide,” it’s from her role in Catwoman.

I sing ‘the closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you’ve ever seen,’ and my inspiration for using that, or I guess what I was referring to, was Michelle as Catwoman because she comes back to her apartment after being thrown out the window by Christopher Walken and she goes mental. Her apartment’s all pink and beautiful, and kind of creepy and infantile, then she just smashes it all up and spray paints stuff and transforms into Catwoman. It’s this really kind of sexual scene; it’s amazing.

4. People are always surprised at how tall he is in real life.

I think it’s something about proportions. I think I’m unproportionate as a human being. My head is a bit big — I have a slightly big head and lips. When people come see me after the show they’re like, “Wow, you’re so tall, we thought you were, like, normal height or even small.’ I’m 6 foot 3, and 6 foot 4 with heels.

19 Things You Never Knew About Vance Joy

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5. He grew up playing guitar.

I grew up playing guitar. Fourteen-year-old boys are obsessed with angry-boy music, so I was obsessed with Metallica — and I learned all the intros, like ‘Master of Puppets,’ and thats when I started playing.

6. He’s a film buff.

We always have these debates in the tour bus, like, ‘When was a film made?’ and they’re like, ‘When was The Matrix made?’ and I’m like, ‘1999.’ And then it’s like, ‘When was 10 Things I Hate About You?’ and I’m like, ‘Actually, I think that’s 1999 as well.’ So I kind of have like a very mild superpower of knowing films from when I was like, 10 or 11, being aware of films, to now. I can kind of tell you where it lies from 1999 to 2014.

7. The first CD he bought was Savage Garden.

8. He likes going to dance clubs.

I like going into a dark room where everyone’s like — no one can see anyone, it’s all smoky — and you just, like, dance and you’re getting all sweaty and you’re against the wall and then there’s someone and you’re just giving them a look. I like doing that.

19 Things You Never Knew About Vance Joy

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9. He likes Rollerblading.

I grew up Rollerblading and it was never that fashionable, obviously, with Rollerblades — but yeah, I have a desire to kind of get back into Rollerblading!

10. He loves playing Frisbee.

I love Frisbee. I feel like on a scale of Frisbee, I’m somewhere toward an intermediate Frisbee person. I can bounce it off the ground, and I feel like I’m not being arrogant about saying I’m good at Frisbee.

11. His favorite word is “rad.”

I say ‘rad’ a lot, ‘radical’ a lot. I don’t know if I’m happy about it, but I say it.

19 Things You Never Knew About Vance Joy

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12. He has a major sweet tooth.

I’ve got an uncanny ability to digest sweets, like sugar. I can eat a lot of carbohydrates and I feel like I’ve become more aware of this since carbs have been bad, but yeah, I just need sugar after like a promo shoot. Just, like, feed me sugar when I’m grumpy.

13. He can speak Japanese.

I did Japanese in high school, so I can say a few things, what I like, etc.

14. His idol is Jim Carrey.

I really like Jim Carrey. I really think he’s amazing. He’s limitless.

15. He’s a huge fan of The Muppets.

I’m a big fan of The Muppets. I watched the second Muppets on the plane recently and it’s the funniest thing ever.

16. His favorite emoji is the monkey with hands over his eyes.

19 Things You Never Knew About Vance Joy

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17. His celebrity crush is Michelle Williams.

18. His biggest fear is not having a say in things.

My biggest fear is just like not having a say. Like, if one day you’re on stage and you’re singing some songs that you hate and you’re just like, Ughhh. It’s like,How did it get here?

19. He can spell Vance Joy in sign language!

19 Things You Never Knew About Vance Joy

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19 Things You Never Knew About Vance Joy

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Download his new album Dream Your Life Away on iTunes here.