Friday, April 1, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Top 5 Hard Rock Covers

1. Tool doing Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter."

2. Faith No War doing Black Sabbath "War Pigs."

3. Jack Black and Foo Fighters doing AC/DC's "Back in Black."

4. Jay Reatard doing Nirvana "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle."

5. Ollie Pajaro doing Quiet Riot's "Cum on Feel the Noize."

Monday, March 28, 2011

Top 5 "Jar of Hearts" Covers

1. Maddi Jane

2. Nico Collins

3. Ollie Byrd

4. Justin Llamas

5. Sara Niemietz

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Rebecca Black News

YouTube Trends: 40 Million Plus Views of Rebecca Black Parodies This Week

Spanish Parody of Rebecca Black's "Friday" Appears [Parodia En Espanol]

Rebecca Black's "Friday" Enters the New Zealand Charts at #33

Matt Muholland's Cover of Rebecca Black's "Friday" is the Most Favorited Video on YouTube New Zealand

#1 Most Favorited Video in New Zealand: Matt Mulholland's Cover of Rebecca Black's "Friday"

Matt Mulholland Brings Us the First Genuinely Good “Friday” Cover
by Ray Padgett at Cover Me

In a rare display of web-wide agreement, folks all over the Internet have come together in the past couple weeks to boldly declare one thing: Rebecca Black’s “Friday” is a terrible song. And like most terrible songs, it’s generated tons of hilarious – but equally terrible – covers. Finally, however, the first genuinely good cover has emerged. Don’t worry, though – it’s plenty funny too.

YouTube cover boy Matt Mulholland brings to the table what most of his peers cannot: a straight face. You can tell that, though you wouldn’t call this sincere exactly, he wants to make a song worthy of repeat listens. The dramatic piano chords and emotive vocals make a song about which car seat to choose all Phantom of the Opera-intense. It reminds me of that Dido hook in the Eminem song at first, before the “Love Lockdown” drumming drops. Is it the funniest cover out there? Maybe not. But it’s definitely the one you’ll come back to. Watch the video and download the MP3 below.

Check out more Matt Mulholland on YouTube. His recorder cover of “My Heart Will Go On” is a thing of twisted beauty.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Top 5 Most Musical Rebecca Black Friday Covers

1. The Dark Side of Friday, by Matt Mulholland

2. Epic Mullet Guy

3. Meat Loaf

4. Viva La Friday

5. A Capella

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Was Rebecca Black's "Friday" Inspired by the Black Eyed Peas?

The Songwriters of "Friday" may have been inspired by the Black Eyed Peas. Both Artists draw heavily on "the days of the week" for subject matter.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
(Do it!)
Friday, Saturday, Saturday to Sunday
(Do it!)
Get, get, get, get, get with us, you know what we say, say
Party every day, p-p-p-party every day

- The Black Eyed Peas: I Gotta Feeling

Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday
Today i-is Friday, Friday (Partyin’)
We-we-we so excited
We so excited
We gonna have a ball today

Tomorrow is Saturday
And Sunday comes after … wards
I don’t want this weekend to end

-Rebecca Black: Friday

Regardles of where the inspiration lies, both songs are good reminders that there are days in the week. Let's not take that for granted.