The 12 Best Remakes of Hip Hop and Pop Songs by Heavy Bands
Rock bands covering music in a different genre can sometimes be a sensitive subject. You have people that love both genres separately but then there are fans who prefer their music to be a bit blended.
Punk Goes... is a series of compilation albums that feature punk rock artists covering music from different genres and times. Jay-z and Linkin Park's mash-up album Collision Course made "Encore" and "Numb" sound brilliant together.
YouTube gives many indie screamo artists an outlet to share the songs they've covered of hip-hop and pop artists. It's an acquired taste but we think the results are kind of cool and we can't help but giggle at how the some of the lyrics sound this way. Here are 12 of some of the best hip-hop and pop song covers.
Goodnight Nurse - "Milkshake" Kelis' Grammy-nominated 2003 hit song still translates as sexy by Goodnight Nurse.
Throwdown - "Baby Got Back" Sir-Mix-a-Lot's number one single from 1992 receives an awesome hardcore twist.
The Devil Wears Prada - "Still Fly" The Big Tymers gets their stuntastic single from their Hood Rich album covered by Devil Wears Prada on the Punk Goes Crunk compilation album.
The Pen and The Pendulum - "No Hands" Waka Flocka, Roscoe Dash and Wale's stripper anthem gets a screamo cover by The Pen and The Pendulum.
Amyst - "Rolling in the Deep" Adele's single "Rolling in the Deep" has sold over 5 million copies in the US alone. It has also been the longest running number one single of 2011. With so many different remixes of the hit song, what's not to love about the heavy metal version?
A Day to Remember - "Since You Been Gone" Although Kelly Clarkson made it to the Billboard Hot 100 with this 2005 song, we feel that this song was meant for A Day to Remember. This version is way more passionate.
Artist Vs Poet - "Super Bass" Any guy that can sing and rap a Nikki Minaj song makes us smile.
My Gay Uncle - "Back That Thang Up" This sounds amazing and the band's name is hilarious. We bet the rocker Lil Wayne would love to do his verse with the band these days.
I Set my Friends on Fire - "Crank Dat" This screamo cover of one of Souljah Boy first single and 2007's most popular dance crazes is intense. Sounds great but imagine how the lead singers throat felt afterwards.
To Kill the King - "Birthday Sex" Jermih's radio smash is covered in a hardcore way. Can you imagine how many boobs would come out if this version of the song were done at a live show?
April's Fall - "Whatever You Like" T.I. was stepping out his own genre of rap by singing on this sexy song. It was T.I.'s first number one single and the rock version sounds just as amazing.
Of Mice and Men - "Poker Face" The cover of Lady Gaga's song entails screaming and an auto-tuned bridge that sounds better than the original.
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