💿 The 10 Best David Bowie Cover Songs

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This past Friday would have marked the 74th birthday of music legend David Bowie, and just yesterday, the fifth anniversary of his untimely passing at the age of 69. Like only a handful of artists before him, the world-renowned singer-songwriter really had an impact on musicians and artists over his entire six-decade career. Heck, even if you’re not a musician or artist, it’s hard not to get behind his work and the legacy he left behind.

That being said, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite David Bowie cover songs. You’ll probably be familiar with some of these classics, but if you’re newly introduced to only one today, we’ve done our job here at The iM.

1. Peter Gabriel – Heroes

2. Bauhaus – Ziggy Stardust

3. Warpaint – Ashes To Ashes

4. Nirvana – The Man Who Sold The World

5. Nine Inch Nails – I’m Afraid Of Americans

6. Marilyn Manson – Golden Years

7. The Cure – Young Americans

8. The Horrors – Suffragette City

9. Eurythmics – Fame

10. Iggy Pop – China Girl

If you dig this, be sure to check out our Best Of 2020 – Covers.

🎧 Best Of 2020 – Cover Songs

It’s been an amazing 2020 for cover songs, and the process of picking ‘the best’ wasn’t an easy one. But, we managed to come up with twenty of our favourite covers we came across this year, and now it’s time to share them with you!

Check out the list, and be sure to click on the band names below to listen to their original music as well. All of these very talented artists need your support more than ever right now … show them some love.

  1. Orville Peck – Smalltown Boy (Bronski Beat)
  2. Jenny Owen Youngs – Teenage Dream (Katy Perry)
  3. Dad Sports – This Must Be The Place (Talking Heads) 
  4. Torres – Wandering Star (Portishead)
  5. Soccer Mommy – Drive (The Cars)
  6. PUP – A.M. 180 (Grandaddy)
  7. Tiny Little Houses – Richard Cory (Paul Simon)
  8. Desire – Bizarre Love Triangle (New Order)
  9. Living Hour – Dreams (The Cranberries)
  10. Jaguar Sun – For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield)
  11. Arael x Madi Larson – Better Off Alone (Alice Deejay)
  12. Fruit Bats – Today (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  13. The Ophelias – Both Sides, Now (Joni Mitchell)
  14. Hatchie x TPOBPAH  – Sometimes Always (The Jesus & Mary Chain)
  15. Silversun Pickups – Toy Soldiers (Martika)
  16. Gladie – Plea From A Cat Named Virtue (The Weakerthans)
  17. Black Marble – Johnny And Mary (Robert Palmer)
  18. Superchunk – Alice (Sisters Of Mercy)
  19. Archers Of Loaf – Street Fighting Man (The Rolling Stones)
  20. The National – Never Tear Us Apart (INXS)

If you dig this, be sure to check out our Best Of 2020 – CoversBest Of 2020 – Songs … and Best Of 2020 – EPs

🎧 PUP – ‘A.M. 180’

If you’re not familiar with Toronto pop-punk outfit PUP, you must have been living under a rock the last couple of years. Good news: the band is back with a brand new cover of the classic Grandaddy song, A.M. 180. We can’t get enough here at The iM and now it’s time to share it with you.

Take a listen in the embed below and be sure to follow the guys over on their socials for more going forward. And, if you haven’t seen it yet, check out their latest video for Anaphylaxis here.

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📹 Aladean Kheroufi – ‘Take A Step’

Edmonton by way of Algeria multi-instrumentalist and producer Aladean Kheroufi has released a brand new video today for the song Take A Step. We can’t seem to get enough here at The iM and now it’s time for you to see (and hear) what we’re talking about. The track will be included on the upcoming Beauty Beyond Grief EP due for release on August 7th.

“The new EP is a collection of reworkings of classic soul tracks that provided Dean with a sense of belonging and solace throughout the pandemic. ‘Take A Step’, the EP’s first cut is initially by Lou Burgio (made popular by Arthur Conley) and arrives as the first product of a tumultuous few months – notably the pandemic, of course, and the end of a longterm relationship for Aladean (having to find your own place in the middle of COVID certainly isn’t easy).”

Check it out in the embed below and be sure to head over to his socials for more leading up to the release.

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🎧 Yacht – ‘Dare’

Los Angeles by way of Portland dance-pop outfit Yacht have a new single out; a cover of Dare by English singer-songwriter Scout Niblett. It’s a really infectious number that stays true to its minimalist roots.

Check it out in the embed and be sure to follow Yacht on their socials. And, while you’re at it, you can check out the original track here.

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