{31 Days of Playlists) Day 2…I’ll Cover You

This has probably been my  favorite playlist to put together!  (And it’s only day two…what?!)   I didn’t realize how much I love a good cover song, until I saw that the list was bulging with goodies, and I actually had to edit it down!  I finally stopped at around 29 songs, as most of these playlists will have around 10 to 15 tunes – but hey, I found some good quirky finds, and needed to share!  I’ve shared a few well known covers – like “Landslide” by The Dixie Chicks, and “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Israel Insert-Long-Hawaiian-Name-I-Can’t-Say-Or Type, but hopefully alot of these will be new discoveries for you!  I know some are for me – like Willie Nelson covering Coldplay’s “The Scientist”, the Civil Wars rendition of Michael Jack’s “Billie Jean”, and  Bon Iver’s melacholy cover of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” for starters…  Some sound similiar to the original (Ben Folds channeling Elton John perhaps), and some are plum eccentric and creative, which I love! (Ani DiFranco and “Amazing Grace”)  Click on the player below to get started – and let me know what you think!

31 Days of Playlists – Cover Songs

  • 1. I’m on Fire – John Mayer (original-Bruce Springsteen)
  • 2. Sittin’ On The Dock of the Bay – Sara Bareilles (original – Otis Redding)
  • 3. Tiny Dancer – Ben Folds (original – Elton John)
  • 4. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Amy Winehouse (original – Sherelles)
  • 5. Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy (original – Sting)
  • 6. The Sound of Silence – Brooke Fraser (original – Simon & Garfunkel)
  • 7. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go – Shawn Colvin (orig. – Bob Dylan)
  • 8. Under The Milky Way Tonight – Sia -(original – The Church)
  • 9. Walk Like An Egyptian – Puppini Sisters (original – The Bangles)
  • 10. Hey Ya – Obadiah Walked (original – Outkast)
  • 11. Shine – Dolly Pardon & Nickel Creek (original – Collective Soul)
  • 12. Lovesong – Adele (original – The Cure)
  • 13. The Boxer – Mumford & Sons, Jerry Douglas (orig. – Simon & Garfunkel)
  • 14. Time After Time – Tuck & Patti (original – Cyndi Lauper)
  • 15. Amazing Grace – Ani DiFranco (original – classic hymn)
  • 16. Somebody That I Used To Know – Walk Off The Earth (orig.- Gotye)
  • 17. The Scientist – Willie Nelson (original – Coldplay)
  • 18. I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bon Iver (original – Bonnie Raitt)
  • 19. Skinny Love – Birdy (original – Bon Iver)
  • 20. To Make You Feel My Love – Adele  (original – Bob Dylan)
  • 21. Toxic – Nickel Creek (original – Brittany Spears)
  • 22. Come Talk To Me – Bon Iver (original – Peter Gabriel)
  • 23. Love Is Blindness – Cassandra Wilson (original – U2)
  • 24. Landslide – Dixie Chicks (original – Fleetwood Mac)
  • 25. Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (orig.-Judy Garland)
  • 26. Billie Jean – Civil Wars (original – Michael Jackson)
  • 27. Pride (In The Name of Love) – Dierks Bentley (original – U2)
  • 28. We Can Work It Out – Phil Keaggy & PFR (original – The Beatles)
  • 29. Every Little Thing S(he) Does Is Magic – Shawn Colvin (original – Sting)

What are some of your favorite cover songs?

12 comments on “{31 Days of Playlists) Day 2…I’ll Cover You

  1. I’m so glad you liked it! 🙂 I’m also loving your 31 days series this year, and hope to meet you at Allume this month! I really loved your Incourage post about the Soundtrack of Our lives – I was inspired by your hunt for ‘autumn’ songs – have a fall playlist coming up! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for coming over Jen! I hope these playlists help you get out of your ‘musical’ ruts, so to speak! 🙂 They’ll be lots of genres featured – enjoying your 31 days series as well!! Blessings to you!

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