The internet is filled with talented people hoping to jumpstart their singing careers by covering popular songs and posting them on YouTube hi, Justin Bieber. Of course there are established artists who decide to do covers too, but there's something amazing about hearing a complete stranger belt out your favorite song from your favorite artist and make it sound even better than the original. Here, a roundup of the best new covers released in , including singers you'll recognize and ones you won't—but you'll want to research them immediately.
1. Livin’ On a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Sourcing new material can prove to be a difficult task. However, inspiration can come from many different sources — radio, TV shows, festival coverage or even perhaps cheekily! We thought it might be interesting to find out what the majority of the bands on the LMM Directory have in their repertoire. We looked at the repertoire section of over bands, solo artists and other acts on the Last Minute Musicians Directory. From that information, we picked out the most regularly occurring songs and organised them into two alphabetised lists. In order to make it on to the list, each song had to be mentioned at least 8 times. That may sound like a small number, but you try getting people working in many, many different genres to agree on what songs they are going to play! That said, many songs were mentioned many more times than that. A great way to find new songs to cover is by listening to different radio stations for inspiration. This is especially useful for keeping bands current, as stations such as BBC Radio 1 and Capital will play lots of modern pop and chart music.
Everyone once in a while the music industry catapults a single into the stratosphere and it becomes THE song of the moment. You cannot turn on the radio or television without hearing THAT song. Riding high and sitting in the charts for months on end, these songs become cemented in that particular period of time and will forever be remembered by the listeners of that generation, and generations to come. These effectively become essential cover band songs that many of our party bands will take time to learn and add to their repertoire. They like to keep their setlist fresh and up to date so you and your guests can dance to the most current songs. Luckily, our party bands have their finger on the pulse. They know what is popular and are fully aware of the most requested cover songs old and new. Clients can rest assured that our party bands will deliver, upon request, a fully tailored performance to suit event briefs. This is why we have picked out the current hottest cover songs by our party bands. If you book one of our many party bands, the popular songs of will either be delivered to you like for like being played as close to the original as possible or in their very own style.
Steve's been an online music writer for seven years and has personal experience organizing his equipment for gigs. One of the joys of playing music in a cover band is that you get to replicate some of the most popular songs in the history of music. Audiences throughout the world love these songs, which of course contributes to their longevity. Not every band will play all of these songs.