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  • Cover Wars: Bukowski

    “Bukowski” is the first brainchild of UK emo band Moose Blood, appearing initially as a demo in August of 2012, the same month the band first formed. A short time later, in February of 2013, the band released Moving Home EP through Fist in the Air, on which “Bukowski” was re-released. Almost a year later, Moose […]

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  • Cover Wars: The Sound of Silence

    The Sound of Silence was written by Paul Simon and was originally called The Sounds of Silence. It was written over a period of time during 1963 and 1964. Simon and Garfunkel auditioned the song in 1964, which led to a record deal with Columbia Records. The song was on their debut album Wednesday Morning […]

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  • Cover Wars: Wanted Dead Or Alive

    Wanted Dead or Alive is one of Bon Jovi’s most iconic songs, from his wildly popular break out album Slippery When Wet. The rock star as cowboy or gunslinger image is a haunting and provocative image, and the song has been one of Bon Jovi’s most frequently covered songs. It’s incredible to think that Jon […]

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  • Cover Wars: Youth

    “Youth” is a song by Australian singer/songwriter Troye Sivan. The song is the third single from Troye’s debut album Blue Neighbourhood and was released in November of 2015. However, “Youth” didn’t begin appearing on American mainstream radio until January of 2016. Troye began as a YouTube/Internet sensation and continues to gain popularity within the music industry. A […]

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  • Cover Wars: White Iverson

    “White Iverson” is the debut single from American hip-hop artist, Post Malone. The song was released in February of 2015 on Post’s SoundCloud. The idea for the song came from Post thinking he looked like a “White Iverson” after getting braids in his hair, a reference to basketball player, Allen Iverson. The song was released only […]

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  • Cover Wars: Pillow Talk

    “Pillow Talk” is the first solo single from Zayn Malik, former member of One Direction. The song was released on January 29, 2016 as the lead single from Zayn’s debut studio album, Mind of Mine. The album is due to be released March 25, 2016. The video for “Pillow Talk” was also released on January 29, 2016 and […]

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  • Cover Wars: In the Night

    “In the Night” is the fourth single from The Weeknd’s second album, Beauty Behind the Madness. Like The Weeknd’s previous collaboration with producer, Max Martin, this song is widely compared to Michael Jackson, and in particular “Dirty Diana.” The Weeknd’s real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye and he is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He […]

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