A few months ago it was nearly impossible to go anywhere without hearing Taylor Swift’s ever catchy “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” The first single from her new album Red, the track broke countless records.
Taylor’s current single “I Knew You Were Trouble” is having similar effects. Everyone from Mike Tyson to Selena Gomez have been talking about the track, some even taking time to cover the song for themselves. Here’s a roundup of the 10 best “Trouble” covers.
I’ve never listened to her music but I really like Taylor Swift’s new song, “I knew you were trouble”.
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) January 21, 2013
1. Tom Odell
This cover got a shout-out from Taylor herself so you know it must be good.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 24, 2013
Tom manages to completely transform the track by slowing it down and making it a bluesy jam. So much so that the listener forgets how Taylor sings the original.
2. Ariel Winter
The Modern Family actress took a step away from her role on TV to put her own twist on Taylor’s hit single. Not new to covering radio hits, Ariel’s previous covers include Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” and Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Good Time.”
— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) January 24, 2013
3. Selena Gomez
Selena is no stranger to covering her BFF’s music at her live shows. While she doesn’t stray too much from the original we can’t help but watch Selena’s animated facial expressions and wonder if she’s thinking about Justin…
4. Alex G
Alex slows down Taylor’s track and provides a comical and stalker-like video of a girl chasing after her crush complete with choreographed dance moves and a fresh rap from Eppic.
5. Walk Off the Earth
The group behind the standout one guitar cover of Gotye’s “Somebody I Used To Know,” Walk Off the Earth impress with their vocal acoustics and beat boxes on this original cover.
6. Artik Music School’s 50 Kids Rock Orchestra
If it makes Taylor happy, we’re happy. How adorable is this kid’s orchestra?!
Seeing this makes me so happy. youtube.com/watch?v=h5yypd…
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 28, 2012
7. Alex Goot
If Taylor Swift was a guy, this is how we think she’d perform “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
8. Sam Tsui & Kurt Schneider
This duo give new meaning to sweeping production and soaring vocals. And the landscape isn’t too bad to watch either.
9. Nicole Cross
Nicole manages to put more urgency on her rendition of the song than Taylor herself. Take a listen.
10. Midnight Red
Because we’ve all wondered how a boy band would put their spin on “I Knew You Were Trouble,” especially since One Direction won’t be performing this one anytime soon.
-Annie Reuter, Radio.com
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