When five people are crowded around one guitar you KNOW things are about to get intense.
Youtube covers. All the cool kids do it. We wouldn’t be surprised if you knew at least two people with a channel devoted to their covers. It goes without being said that there are some pretty terrible covers out there and with social media on the rise it’s almost impossible to find a half-decent amateur cover these days. Lucky for us, we have websites like reddit and iwastesomuchtime to show us the light. We found a few gems that range from adorable-to-the-point-of-tears to completely badass.
Maria Aragon-Born This Way
This Lady Gaga tune has become a worldwide anthem for empowerment. Ten year old Maria Aragon is a perfect example of what the song is about. She’s a cute as a button with a voice that will take you to church.
After posting the video, Aragon has performed on Ellen and with Lady Gaga herself.
Pinn Panlle-Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Okay, okay. So, admittedly, this one may not fall under the “amateur” category but it can’t go without being mentioned. The Skrillex song was released in 2010 and is still heard blasting in the halls of dormitories all over the country. Pinn Panelle gives it a rock spin with state-of-the-art technology and a cutthroat demeanor.
The coolest things: the bassist and the fact that the lead singer samples his own voice for the cover. We’re willing to bet that you’ve hit “replay” on this video at least twice already.
AJ Rafael and Jess Delgado-Such Great Heights
It’s really a cover of a cover. With around 15 covers by famous recording artists, saying this song is a huge success may be a bit of an understatement. This version is a heart-warming cover of Iron and Wine’s take on the Postal Service song.
Rafael has over 250 videos on his channel and is currently touring in Asia.
Walk Off the Earth-Somebody That I Used to Know
Gotye‘s single has become a world-wide hit and has found home in the hearts of many of our DJs. This cover is so simplistic. Five people. One guitar. Words cannot describe the awesome. You’ll have to watch it for yourself.
How crazy is it when the girl looks straight into the camera? This cover is so popular that a lot of people hear it before the original track.
Jorge and Alexa Narvaex-Home
If you thought the Postal Service cover was heart-warming, brace yourself for the aww-ness of this cover. Father and daughter perform the popular Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes song. If you don’t feel a twinge in your chest during this then you have no soul!
That little girl has such a great ear! This duo has 169 videos but none quite as touching as this. This song may never be the same.