At HearMeOut, we love it when we hear our users sing. Users sing about everything from the weather to how their day is going. And we’ll will let you in on a little secret, the songs we love the most are when our users cover famous artists.
We have heard some great covers from awesome female artists like Pink, Taylor Swift and Gwen Stefani. We’ve also heard covers of the best male artists like Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Bruno Mars and Josh Groban.
Here are a few tips on how to make your covers great. These tips work whether you are singing Hip-Hop, Rap, Blues, Country, Rock or Reggae.
- Make sure you know the lyrics- nothing makes a cover song sound worse than the wrong words
- Practice- Practice makes perfect really is true for singing
- Adapt- You need to work out how best to sing the song with your voice. Don’t try and change your voice to imitate your favorite artists.
For inspiration, here is a list of 10 cover songs that are better than the originals. And a list of the best cover songs of all time.
There are many songs that you may think are original, but you can see here they were actually cover versions.
But if you’re not a great singer and have a song stuck in your head, just comment your request on your favorite musician users.
We look forward to hearing your cover songs and remember Christmas is only a few weeks away so give us your best rendition of your favorite festive music using the #CoverXmas. Silent Night is one of the most covered songs of all time, so if you’re stuck with a song to start with, maybe you can start there? 😊