ART STUDIO PLAYLIST – DECEMBER 2016

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I love covers! I think the best covers are ones where the musician or band makes it their own or presents it in a new music style. Ambient versions of pop songs or indie folk version of disco songs always bend my ear. So this play list is dedicated to covers. It’s a pretty mixed bag. There’s everything from Adele doing a live cover of the Cure’s Lovesong to a surfer rock version of Swan Lake to the cast of Glee singing the Beatles’ Blackbird (don’t knock it until you’ve heard it). There are some famous bands doing covers of other famous artists and some covers of famous songs done really well by those yet to be discovered. I’ve even included a few covers of the same song so you can hear how different they can sound.

 


Click the image above to hear the this month’s playlist.

There are 150 tracks in total which I’ve compiled over the month and have been listening in the studio. I hope it keeps you company while making art or doing whatever it is you do in the studio or at home or in the car …or where ever you are listening to this. Someone of it you’ll recognize right away and others you’ll have a-ha moments when you realize what song it is. See how many you can guess without looking.

To play tracks in sequence, click the media player above, or you can fish though the track list below to pick out ones you like best.

TRACK LIST:

  1. Sugar For Sugar – ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’  (New Order)
  2. The Pretenders – Everyday Is Like Sunday (The Smiths)
  3. Wilsen – Oblivion (Grimes)
  4. First Ghost – Hotline Bling (Drake)
  5. Maxence Cyrin – Where Is My Mind (The Pixies)
  6. Ember – Broken Arrows (Avicii)
  7. Gallant – Learn To Fly (Foo Fighters Cover)
  8. Ember – Cold Water (Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber and MØ)
  9. Adele – Lovesong (The Cure)
  10. BEATFROG – Dancing Queen (ABBA)
  11. Jannik Brunke & Alycia Marie – Closer (The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey)
  12. Mu – Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush)
  13. Lion Babe – She’s A Lady  (Tom Jones)
  14. Shakey Graves – Paradise (John Prine)
  15. Suzy & Alex – Please Please Please (The Smiths)
  16. The Killers – Why don’t you find out for yourself (Morrissey)
  17. Deftones – Please, please, please, let me get what I want (The Smith)
  18. VV Brown – This Charming Man (The Smiths)
  19. Mariachi Rock – Close To Me (The Cure)
  20. The Lost Fingers – Pump Up The Jam  (Technotronic)
  21. Witch Queen – Bang A Gong (T. Rex)
  22. Bossa n’Stones – Sympathy for the Devil (The Rolling Stones)
  23. The Nebulas – Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky)
  24. The Supertones – Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones)
  25. Greg Laswell – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
  26. Waxx & Pomme – Hotline Bling (Drake)
  27. KI Theory – Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode)
  28. Mackenzie Johnson – Gotta Have You (The Weepies)
  29. Stanley Black – Mack The Knife (Kurt Weill)
  30. Du Går Aldrig Säker – The Passenger (Iggy Pop)
  31. Madonna – American Pie (Don McLean)
  32. Spellbound – People Are Strange (The Doors)
  33. Shonen Knife – Top Of The World (The Carpenters)
  34. Sonic Youth – Within You Without You (The Beatles)
  35. Amy Winehouse – All My Lovin’ (The Beatles)
  36. Glee Cast – I Say A Little Prayer (Dionne Warwick)
  37. Glee Cast – Blackbird (The Beatles)
  38. Miley Cyrus – Jolene (Dolly Parton)
  39. Whitney & Shannon – Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
  40. Bat For Lashes – A Forest (The Cure)
  41. Death Cab For Cutie – Love Song (The Cure)
  42. The Get Up Kids – Close to Me (The Cure)
  43. Tanya & Dylan –The Lovecats (The Cure)
  44. Dean & Britta – Friday I’m In Love (The Cure)
  45. Fujiya & Miyagi Your Silent Face (New Order)
  46. The Wombats – True Faith (New Order)
  47. Scala – Teenage Dirtbag – Scala (Wheatus)
  48. One Voice Children’s Choir Diamonds” (Rihanna)
  49. Lousia Wendorff – Blank Space/Style (Taylor Swift Mash-Up)
  50. Mark Ronson feat. Daniel Merriweather – Stop Me (The Smiths)
  51. Kawehi – Ramble On (Led Zeppelin)
  52. Kawehi – Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana)
  53. Kid Beyond – Wandering Star (Portishead)
  54. Portishead – SOS (ABBA)
  55. Kungs ft. Molly – Money On My Mind (Sam Smith)
  56. MÖWE – Pump Up The Jam (Technotronic)
  57. Angus And Julia Stone – Chandelier (Sia)
  58. CHVRCHES – Tightrope (Janelle Monae)
  59. Rare Monk – Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
  60. Xavier Dunn – Fuckin’ Problems (A$AP Rock)
  61. HAIM – Hold Me (Fleetwood Mac)
  62. Thief – Cry Me A River (Justin Timberlake)
  63. Future Sunsets – Goodbye  (Who Is Fancy)
  64. Future Sunsets – Rather Be (Clean Bandit)
  65. Future Sunsets – Thrift Shop (Macklemore)
  66. Sleeping At Last – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (The Proclaimers)
  67. Keane – Under Pressure (Queen)
  68. Pomplamoose – Beat it (Michael Jackson)
  69. Pomplamoose – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Wham!)
  70. Pomplamoose – Video Killed the Radio Star (The Buggles)
  71. Conte – Thrift Shop (Macklemore)
  72. Conte – Doin’ It Right (Daft Punk)
  73. Slow Hands – Towers (Bon Iver)
  74. Aoife O’Donovan  -You Turn Me On, I’m A Radio  (Joni Mitchell)
  75. James Vincent McMorrow – Wicked Game (Chris Isaac)
  76. Sungha Jung – Somebody That I Used To Know (Goyte)
  77. The Andy Lim Trio – Killing in the Name (Rage Against The Machine)  
  78. Karen Souza – Creep (Radiohead)
  79. Beark & the Virtual Band – Wonderwall (Oasis)
  80. The New Low – Elastic Heart” (Sia)
  81. I Prevail – Blank Space (Taylor Swift)
  82. Living In Fiction – Love Me Like You Do (Ellie Goulding)
  83. Magnet – Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan)
  84. Summer – Seigfried (Frank Ocean)
  85. MØ – Lost (Frank Ocean)
  86. Jack River – Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby (Cigarettes After Sex)
  87. Battleme – Hey Hey, My My (Neil Young)
  88. Oh Archie – When You Sleep (My Bloody Valentine)
  89. Jake McMullen -Dancing On My Own (Robyn)
  90. Seu Jorge – Life on Mars (David Bowie)
  91. Ember Island – Creep (Radiohead)
  92. Mister Wives – Same Drugs (Chance The Rapper)
  93. The Album Leaf – On A Plain (Nirvana)
  94. King Deco – Needed Me (Rehanna)
  95. Moonlight Matters – Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
  96. Jessica Lang – Life On Mars (David Bowie)
  97. Deftones- The Chauffeur (Duran Duran)
  98. Eagles of Death Metal – Save A Prayer (Duran Duran)
  99. Phantoms – Cocaine (Eric Clapton)
  100. Freedom Fry – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
  101. Seiho & Ehiorobo – Adore (Prince)
  102. Vōx And Dylan Brady – I (Kendrick Lamar)
  103. On The Run – All That She Wants (Ace of Base)
  104. Brika – Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? (Arctic Monkeys)
  105. KAMAU – Hey Ya (OutKast)
  106. Henry Green – Electric Feel (MGMT)
  107. Jawster’s Waxy – Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
  108. Classixx – Bird of Prey (Fat Boy Slim)
  109. Gang Of Youths  – Heroes (David Bowie)
  110. Brothertiger – This Must Be The Place (Talking Heads)
  111. Debbie Neon – Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)
  112. Lene Lovich – I Think We’re Alone Now (James & the Shondells)
  113. The Last Year – Just What I Needed (The Cars)
  114. Mac Miller – Vienna (Billy Joel)
  115. Kill J – Barbie Girl (Aqua)
  116. Echos – The Hills (The Weeknd)
  117. EDEN – Billie Jean (Micheal Jackson)
  118. (Freedom Fry 1979 (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  119. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Laid (James)
  120. Morgan James – Cecilia (Simon & Garfunkel)
  121. Miami Horror – Sober (Childish Gambino)
  122. Childish Gambino – Marry You (Bruno Mars)
  123. Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell – This Must Be The Place (Talking Heads)
  124. Goldroom – Mykonos (Fleet Foxes)
  125. Saxsyndrum – Dance, Dance, Dance (Likki Li)
  126. Angel Olsen – unfucktheworld (Aldous Harding)
  127. Wonderful Humans – Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)
  128. Xavier DUnn – Fuckin’ Problems (A$AP Rocky)
  129. Spazzkid – Something About Us (Daft Punk)
  130. Vaults – Hunger Of The Pine (Alt-J)
  131. You Blew It – In The Garage (Weezer)
  132. OK Go – Black Dog (Led Zeppelin)
  133. Alice Jemima – Breezeblocks (Alt-J)
  134. RBTS Win – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths)
  135. Nouela – Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden)
  136. Wild Cub – “The Mother We Share” (CHVRCHES)
  137. Some Kinda Wonderful – California Love (2Pac & Dr. Dre)
  138. Darkside – Planet Caravan (Balck Sabbath)
  139. Daughter – Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
  140. CHVRCHES – Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Bauhaus)
  141. Kelly Sweet – In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins)
  142. A Mini Tribe – These Days (Nico)
  143. The Lemonheads – Mrs Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel)
  144. LORDE – Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears For Fears)
  145. Twin Shadow – Perfect Day (Lou Reed)
  146. Professor Antena – Boys Don’t Cry (The Cure)
  147. Chromatics ft. Ida No – Ceremony (New Order)
  148. DWNTWN – Chocolate (The 1975)
  149. Ooh Child – Beth Orton (Five Stairsteps)
  150. Sia – Oh Father (Madonna)

I’m sure I missed some great covers. If you have a favourite, please paste a link to it in the comments (the little speech bubble icon at the top beside the blog title). Also, if you like this play list, feel free to share it.

Check back in January for another ART STUDIO PLAYLIST. It’ll be quiet music for the quietest month of the year. Cheers!

 

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