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Carly Rae Jepsen Covers Wham’s Last Christmas

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Carly Rae Jepsen loves the 80s. That’s for sure!!! Her underrated album, Emotion, included plenty of tracks clearly inspired by the decade. What better way to cap off her latest era by covering one of the most beloved Christmas songs written during that time.

Last Christmas” was originally recorded by Wham! in 1984. Since then, the George Michael-penned track has been covered numerous times by the likes of Ariana Grande, Hilary Duff, Coldplay, Savage Garden and Carrie Underwood to name a few.

Jepsen’s rendition stays pretty true to the original version but gives it a modern update. It’s a bit tropical with fun saxophone elements. Give the track a listen below. Hopefully, a whimsical clip is on its way.

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Yaz’s new wave hit, “Only You,” doesn’t immediately come to mind when one mentions Christmas songs. After hearing Kylie Minogue’s cover of the 80s ballad, though, it just might become your new holiday favorite.

The 47-year-old Aussie recorded the track with James Corden for her Christmas album, Kylie Christmas. With The Late Late Show host on board, it’s easy to assume that their rendition might take a comedic turn. Instead, they take the already-beautiful classic to an even more tender place.

Check out the lyric video below. Hopefully, an official video is also on the way. I’d love to see this duo have a festive fun time.

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Covering Amy Winehouse isn’t new for Sam Smith. The 23-year-old Brit has covered “Tears Dry On Their Own” numerous times in the past. For the re-release of his Grammy-winning debut album, In The Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows Edition), Smith decided to take on another classic Amy tune. It’s one of the new tracks featured on his new LP.

Sam debuted his rendition of “Love Is A Losing Game” on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show Friday. “That lyric–love is a losing game–is possibly one of the most relatable lyrics that I’ve ever heard,” he told Mac about why it felt right to cover this track. Check out his beautiful take below.

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Adam Lambert Covers Janet Jackson’s Black Cat

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Time and again Adam Lambert has proven he can slay his Queen covers. Apparently, the 33-year-old singer is equally as awesome with Janet Jackson’s catalog.

Glambert impressed the Rhythm Nation this weekend with his sensational performance of Janet’s “Black Cat.” Joined by recording artist Ivy Levan, the two tackled the 1990 rock hit with ease. Check out their scorching duet below which they performed in front of an appreciative crowd in Beverly Hills on Halloween. So jealous I wasn’t there.

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Taylor Swift Songs Reimagined As Baby Lullabies

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Thanks to a new cover album, Taylor Swift might have a new batch of Swifties on the way. Rockabye Baby transforms the 25-year-old’s catalog into lullaby instrumentals geared toward infants. One can never start too early to recruit fans, right?

Swift isn’t the only artist whose music has received this treatment. The series, which debuted in 2006, has reworked tracks by Kanye West, Coldplay, Eminem, Jay Z, Maroon 5, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Radiohead, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin and Metallica to name a few. There are more than 50 albums available.

Check out Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Taylor Swift below. Be forewarned though, you might feel the urge to take a nap all of a sudden 😉

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Gotta hand it to Drake. Prior to his much buzzed-about music video, featuring his interesting dance moves, I was indifferent with “Hotline Bling.” Now, I’m obsessed and I’m not alone. Justin Bieber is a fan as well and just released a cover of the hot track.

In other Bieber news, the 21-year-old Canadian debuted a lyric video for “Sorry.” At first, I was perplexed as to why he was releasing one since the “Sorry” dance clip was entertaining enough. Why not just debut the official music video? Then I saw the lyric clip and was blown away. It’s filled with plenty of cool special effects. Check it out below, along with Bieber’s Drake cover.

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Ciara Delivers Haunting ‘Paint It Black’ Cover

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If you’ve seen the trailer for The Last Witch Hunter starring Vin Diesel, you’ve already heard a snippet of this. Ciara covers The Rolling Stones hit “Paint It Black” for the film’s soundtrack. Her rendition is even more dramatic and haunting than the 1966 original version. Here’s what the 29-year-old singer told Rolling Stone magazine about her cover.

“No, to be honest with you, it was actually a surprise for me when I got the call from Universal Publishing and Lionsgate. When they asked me to do this, I was like, “Absolutely. This would be an honor.” I had never thought to cover this song. It was never on my radar to cover it, but when the opportunity came along, I was very thrilled, because I love what the producer Adrianne Gonzales did. The direction that she went in was actually a sound I’ve always wanted to play with, and it just didn’t get any better than being able to cover a Rolling Stones song. I feel like it pushes the edge and the limit for me, in reference to what people probably expect from me. So this was so many cool things in one. It was a huge honor, and then creatively I just got to really have some fun that I don’t usually do in my music.” – Ciara

Whenever I hear this track, I always think of the countless American Idol contestants who’ve covered it over the years. Ciara’s version is good, but I’m not sure if it’ll make an impact on radio. Poor CiCi. Try as she might, it’s just not translating to sales. A shame really. She’s truly underrated. Give her cover a listen below.

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I’m obsessed, like seriously obsessed with this. I’ve already watched it a dozen times.

Tom Ford taps Lady Gaga to star in his fashion film showcasing his Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Mother Monster sashays down an illuminated runway alongside models including Lida Fox, Alex Dunstan, Xaio Wen Ju, David Agbodji, Mica Arga to name a few.

It’s only fitting Gaga covers Chic’s “I Want Your Love” for the Soul Train-inspired line. Ford explains why he chose to present his latest collection this way instead of going the traditional Fashion Week route.

“Instead of having a traditional show this season, I decided to try something new,” Tom told WWD. “I wanted to think about how to present a collection in a cinematic way that was designed from its inception to be presented online.”

Fingers crossed Gaga’s cover is a sign that disco plays a big part on her next album, because it suits her perfectly. Check out the sensational Nick Knight-directed presentation below. On a side note, I want every piece each male model is wearing in my wardrobe.

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