You’ve never heard “Billie Jean” quite like this. Near the end of last year, guitarist Alexandr Misko released his percussive guitar cover of Michael Jackson’s iconic “Billie Jean” and to say it was a hit would be a pretty big understatement. On Facebook alone, the video has wracked up an impressive 29 million views.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel have teamed up once again, this time to perform a cover of Frank Loesser’s “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”
Singer, and actor, Liam Titcomb has released a cover of the classic Christmas single “Silver Bells” and when the good folks at Nettwerk passed it on to me, I thought I’d share it to get you all in the holiday mood.
Check out this brilliant cover of the day that started circulating on Tumblr tonight. The video features singer Lauren Zettler with her musician friends Cameron Mizell, Kait Lawson, Allison Weiss, and Danielle Owens-Reid performing Go West’s “King of Wishful Thinking” and played on mandolin, ukulele and banjo.
Earlier this year Imogen Heap appeared on BBC Radio 2 for an interview and performance, and the result was this stunning cover of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”.
Given the huge number of actors who have tested the musical waters over the decades, it seems inevitable that each year will bring a new, surprising album from some corner of the world. This year’s oddity, and perhaps critical hit, appears to be from Lost in Translation actress Scarlett Johansson and her surprising cover album of Tom Waits classics.