10 Acoustic Tracks That Will Soothe Your Soul
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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.
1. ‘No Scrubs’ - Bastille
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”.
2. ‘Stolen Dance’ - Joshua Hyslop & Twin Bandit
Joshua Hyslop and Twin Bandit’s harmonious cover of Milky Chance’s “Stolen Dance” will give you goosebumps.
3. ‘Still Into You’ - Paramore
We all know Hayley Williams has crazy vocals, but they’re next level in Paramore’s acoustic set of “Still Into You”.
4.‘What Makes You Beautiful’ - The 1975
Listen as Matty Healy soulfully turns this 2012 pop hit by One Direction into a lovesick ballad.
5.‘Can’t Help Falling in Love With You’ - Twenty One Pilots
Tyler Joseph + a ukulele is all we need. Plus this emotional video and yep, we’re crying.
6. ‘Linger’ - Freedom Fry
This cover of The Cranberries’ 1993 track is the musical equivalent to a warm cup of tea.
7. ‘Billie Jean’ - The Civil Wars
Acoustic Michael Jackson? Yeah, you heard that right. The Civil Wars slow down “Billie Jean” in a bluesy cover.
8. ‘Free Fallin’ - John Mayer
John Mayer’s melodious voice is a treasure to this world, and this cover is the only proof you’ll ever need.
9. ‘Bad’ - Billie Eilish
17-year-old Billie Eilish captivates the world by storm with her melting vocals, and this unexpected cover is no exception.
10. ‘Blackbird’ - Boyce Avenue
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.
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