Best Cover Songs of 2019

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Monday, December 16th, 2019

Best of 2019

Best Cover Songs of 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas. I’m talking about end-of-the-year best-of list season. I’m kicking off the next several days of posts with a crowd favorite: best cover songs.

I’m doing things a little differently here. Rather than ranked lists (like I’ll do for songs and albums), this (as well as tomorrow’s list of my favorite new music discoveries) is just a non-ranked list of my favorites. (They’re presented below in alphabetical order by artist.)

Alright, here we go. These are the 25 best cover songs of 2019.

    • Arcade Fire: Baby Mine
    • Bastille: Can’t Fight This Feeling
    • Beyonce: Before I Let Go
    • Bruce Springsteen: Rhinestone Cowboy
    • Chris Cron: Rocket Man
    • Elohim and AWOLNATION: Flagpole Sitta
    • Evanescence: The Chain
    • Ezra Furman: Devil’s Haircut
    • Herve Pagez, Diplo ft. Charli XCX: Spicy (Wannabe)
    • The Highwomen: The Chain
    • Himesh Patel: Here Comes the Sun
    • Jakob Dylan & Fiona Apple: In my Room
    • Jessie Reyez: Crazy
    • Lissie: Cowboy Take Me Away
    • Lissie: Dreams
    • Marilyn Manson: God’s Gonna Cut You Down
    • MØ: Bullet with Butterfly Wings
    • Sam Smith: I Feel Love
    • Sheryl Crow: Everything is Broken (ft. Jason Isbell)
    • Sleigh Bells: Where Did You Sleep Last Night
    • The Struts: Dancing in the Street
    • Weezer: Happy Together
    • Weezer: Sweet Dreams
    • Weezer: Take on Me
    • Yola: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

As a bonus, there’s a always great covers every year that are exclusive to Spotify, so you’ll find the following songs on the Spotify playlist (linked below).

    • Alessia Cara: I’m Like a Bird
    • Carly Rae Jepsen: Don’t Speak
    • Hozier: Say My Name
    • Judah & the Lion: I Won’t Back Down
    • Lauren Daigle: Don’t Dream it’s Over
    • Rita Ora: Big Yellow Taxi

You can find this playlist on both Apple Music and Spotify.

Apple Music