We love headbanging just as much as you do, but there’s something about an acoustic set that’ll make you appreciate every single note, chord, and lyric. Underneath all of the layers, is a tune so smooth you’ll forget what it sounded like before you heard the stripped down version. While we will always love the originals, sometimes a great song can be transformed with the proper TLC, and in this case, TLC is a quiet room and an unplugged guitar.
Nothing will beat those post-summer blues quite like a dreamy performance of your favorite song. From covers of classic tracks to slowed-down versions of absolute bops, we compiled 10 of the most melodic covers around. So put on a flannel, and cozy up next to the fire with these acoustic sets that’ll warm you just right.
The mash-up you didn’t know you needed. Bastille took the pop-anthem we all know and love, “No Scrubs” by TLC and mixed in vocals from The XX’s "Angels”.
Joshua Hyslop and Twin Bandit’s harmonious cover of Milky Chance’s “Stolen Dance” will give you goosebumps.
We all know Hayley Williams has crazy vocals, but they’re next level in Paramore’s acoustic set of “Still Into You”.
Listen as Matty Healy soulfully turns this 2012 pop hit by One Direction into a lovesick ballad.
Tyler Joseph + a ukulele is all we need. Plus this emotional video and yep, we’re crying.
This cover of The Cranberries’ 1993 track is the musical equivalent to a warm cup of tea.
Acoustic Michael Jackson? Yeah, you heard that right. The Civil Wars slow down “Billie Jean” in a bluesy cover.
John Mayer’s melodious voice is a treasure to this world, and this cover is the only proof you’ll ever need.
17-year-old Billie Eilish captivates the world by storm with her melting vocals, and this unexpected cover is no exception.
It’s rare that someone can do a Beatles’ song justice, but Boyce Avenue does it with this cover that’ll rock you to sleep.